BNSF Train Schedule Cancellation, Adjustments Due to Large-Scale Project
This coming Friday (October 26) through Sunday (October 28), BNSF Metra train schedules will be altered, and others cancelled due to a large-scale project aimed at replacing 18,000 railroad ties between Hinsdale and Aurora. In preparation for this work, on Thursday, October 25, Lisle residents and motorists may hear train horns between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. as crews position railroad ties for the project to begin on Friday.
Individuals near the work zone at Yackley Road are advised that the project will block rail crossings for brief periods of time while equipment is moving through the crossings. Crews will be working their way west Friday night/Saturday morning (between 8:00 p.m. Friday and 6:00 a.m. Saturday) ending that night/morning around the west branch of the DuPage River. Train horns will also sound up until Saturday evening as surfacing equipment runs over the project limits.
Train Cancellations and Adjusted Schedules
On Friday evening, train numbers 1294, 1295, 1298 and 1299 will be cancelled, while trains 1293, 1296, 1297, 1324 and 1325 will operate on adjusted schedules. On Saturday and Sunday, all trains will have 10-minute delays, and schedules will be adjusted for trains 1323 and 1329. Normally, this type of project can take up to three weeks, but Metra has expedited the schedule to minimize the disruption on its customers. Please visit the Metra website for real-time updates, and for more information about adjusted and cancelled train schedules.