Metra adjusts schedule for Rock Island line

Trains on the Rock Island line run through Joliet, New Lenox and Mokena

Metra announced adjustments to some of its lines starting this week, including the Rock Island line which runs through Joliet, New Lenox and Mokena.

The agency said in a news release i was making the adjustments as more riders begin to return to the office on a regular basis. The Rock Island line has several stops between Joliet and Chicago.

“Since expanding our schedules in July, we’ve been monitoring on-time performance as well as customer response,” Metra Executive Director/CEO Jim Derwinski said in a statement. “My Metra wants to be a service that responds to its customers’ needs for convenience, reliability and safety. Many of these adjustments are in direct response to our customers’ requests, and our analysis of ridership patterns and operational performance.”

The new schedule can be viewed at

Alex Ortiz

Alex Ortiz

Alex Ortiz is a reporter for The Herald-News in Joliet. Originally from Romeoville, Ill., he joined The Herald-News in 2017 and mostly covers Will County government, politics, education and more. He earned his bachelor's degree at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a master's degree from Northwestern University.