If you thought your morning commute was rough, try to hold it together this evening when you leave work. Metra has just announced that 27 evening trains have been cancelled due to Chicago's current deep freeze.
The announcement came late Monday afternoon, leaving commuters with little time to find alternative transportation.
According to the Chicago Tribune, the cancellations affect five lines: Metra Electric (one cancellation), Burlington Northern Sante Fe (at least 3 cancellations), Union Pacific West (7), Union Pacific North (9) and Union Pacific West (7).
Schedule changes and cancellations are as follows:
UP West Line:
The following trains will not operate: Outbound trains 41, 43, 51, 53, 55, 59 and inbound train 60.
Train 45 will make all stops to Elburn.
Train 47 will make all stops from Lombard to Elburn.
Train 49, departing at 5:19 p.m., will make all stops from Chicago to Elburn.
Train 61 will make all stops from Chicago to Elburn.
The following trains were cancelled: Outbound trains 331, 337, 345, 347, 349, 353 and inbound 346, 350, 354
Train No. 339 will make all stops Chicago to Waukegan
Train No. 341 will make all stops Chicago to Kenosha
Train No. 343, Departs at 5:21 pm, making all stops Chicago to Kenosha
Train No. 35 will make all stops to Waukegan
Train No. 355 will make all stops to Kenosha
The following trains were cancelled: outbound trains 623, 627, 635, 637, 643, 651 and inbound 650
Train No. 625 will make all stops Chicago to Harvard
Train No. 633 departs at 4:57 p.m., making all stops Chicago to Barrington
Train No. 639 will make an additional stop at Clybourn
Train No. 641 will express to Cumberland making all stops to Harvard
Metra Electric District:
Train 733 will not operate this evening. Train 753 will accommodate these passengers and make all Flossmoor zone stops.
North Central Service:
Train 117 regularly scheduled to depart Chicago Union Station at 6 p.m. will depart at 6:30 p.m.
Trains 1231, 1233, and 1268 will not operate this evening; details on the Monday evening schedule are here.