As Chicago braces for brutal cold, Metra announces modified Wednesday schedule

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A Metra Rock Island train approaches the 95th Street station on the Beverly Branch on Jan. 2, 2018, a day when temperatures hovered near zero. Even more extreme weather will lead to modified Metra schedules on Wednesday.
TRAINS: David Lassen

CHICAGO — Metra has announced modified schedules for its operations on Wednesday, Jan. 30, reflecting the forecast for extreme cold in the Chicago area.

Only the Heritage Corridor, which sees only seven trains per day, will operate on its regular schedule. The modified schedules for all other lines are available here. As an example of the modifications, the BNSF line schedule will include 46 trains on Wednesday, instead of the 95 that normally operate on weekdays.

The current Chicago forecast for Wednesday on calls for a high of minus-13, a low of minus-21, and wind chills as low as minus-47.


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