Passengers at the Naperville Metra station were bleeding blue this morning, anxious to head to the Cubs Parade and Rally. The station was busier than usual and in fact, Metra predicts this will be the busiest day in their history, asking commuters to be patient, arrive early and listen carefully to platform announcements. They had additional express trains running to the city this morning for the celebration.
According to Metra’s website:
“Metra sold nearly 85,000 special tickets for the Chicago Blackhawks victory rallies in 2013 and 2015, representing about 170,000 rides. In total, Metra carried about 425,000 passengers on the day of the 2013 rally, the second-highest daily total in Metra’s history, and 421,400 in 2015, the third-highest total.”
Fans in Naperville and the surrounding area were eager to jump on board, most skipping school or work to attend today’s events downtown.