Metra Expands Service on
Heritage Corridor Line
Recently Metra and Congressman Dan Lipinski announced that onMarch 14, riders on the Heritage Corridor line will have another option for getting home each weekday, when Metra adds a mid-afternoon departure from Chicago. The 2:45 p.m. departure from Union Station will expand weekday service on the line from six to seven trains, three inbound in the morning and four outbound in the afternoon/evening, giving downtown commuters more options to get home. The train will make stops at Summit, Willow Springs, Lemont, and Lockport before arriving at its final destination in Joliet at 4 p.m.
Metra plans to formally launch the service during a press event onMarch 14 with U.S. Congressman Lipinski and many of the mayors and managers along the Heritage Corridor line. Representatives from CN and Amtrak are also expected to attend.
“We are glad to hear about the expanded service on this line, as this will benefit the Romeoville station, which is intended to break ground this October,” said Mayor Noak.
Romeoville’s new station, servicing Romeoville and surrounding Will County communities will be located on 135th Street on the Citgo Refinery property with a parking lot for 600.