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Metra adds service on some lines for Taste of Chicago

Metra adds service on some lines for Taste of Chicago

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Food fans enjoy a variety of dishes and drinks at a past Taste of Chicago.

CHICAGO — Metra is adding trains and making changes to schedules on some lines to accommodate people attending the Taste of Chicago.

The commuter rail agency says there will be extra trains on its BNSF line when the festival begins Wednesday in downtown Chicago. The changes will remain in place throughout the five-day event. Additional inbound trains will operate along the Union Pacific West line on Saturday. The updated schedule is available online .

Metra CEO Jim Derwinski says the service was added to two of the agency's busiest lines.

Alcohol will not be allowed on Metra after 7 p.m. on Friday or all day Saturday and Sunday. Metra also says trains may not be able to accommodate bicycles from Friday through Sunday.

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