Pace is pleased to announce updates to Pace′ s DuPage County bus service
that will better connect the county with the region as a whole. These changes,
affecting Downers Grove, Lisle, Naperville and Woodridge, begin June 13, 2016.
By connecting southern DuPage County with more Metra trains and by linking
Naperville and Lombard with a new bus route, Pace hopes to better serve riders
and connect communities throughout the region. For detailed information on these
new routes, including new schedule and routing details, visit PaceBus.com or look
on board for schedules dated June 13, 2016. They will be printed on light yellow
paper. Look for Pace representatives handing out new schedules at your Metra station
beginning May 31, 2016.
These service changes will:
Combine certain routes to optimize service
Maintain a robust level of service by adding earlier and later trips and
by lengthening the span of service on the new, combined routes
Add the new Route 722 to increase service to this part of DuPage County
Represent a $1 million net increase in bus service to the county
Allow these routes to meet 33% more trains than they currently do
Incorporate public feedback from hearings held earlier this year
Routes 462, 464 & 821
Downers Grove, Woodridge
Weekday Rush Hour Service
A streamlined Route 462 will extend to serve the Belmont/63rd Street Park-n-Ride.
Route 462 will also make four additional trips to meet trains leaving Metra BNSF
Railway Downers Grove Main Street Station at 5:55am and 8:17am and to meet trains
returning to the station at 4:25pm and 7:15pm. In response to public hearing feedback,
there will be special deviations on one AM and two PM trips to continue service
to the intersection of Hall/Devereux. These trips serve the 8:00am inbound train
that leaves from Downers Grove in the morning and the evening trains arriving
at Main Street in Downers Grove at 5:51pm and 6:14pm.
Current passengers of Route 464 will be served instead by Routes 821 and 462,
as Route 464 will be discontinued.
Route 821 will follow its current routing, but will run two additional trips
in order to meet the train that leaves Metra BNSF Railway Belmont Station at 8:12am
and the train that arrives at 6:43pm. Route 821 will serve the Clubhouse at Bristol
Club Apartments on all trips except for the last evening trip leaving from Downers
Grove Belmont Street Metra Station.
In Naperville, Routes 684 and 686 will be combined. The new, combined route
will be called Route 684. This new route will follow new routing, but the majority
of current Route 684 and Route 686 stops will continue to be served directly by
the new route. Most other existing stops are within a quarter-mile of a stop on
the new Route 684. The new route will meet all trains currently met at Metra BNSF
Railway Naperville Station, and will meet four additional express trains in the
morning. In response to public feedback, an earlier afternoon trip has also been
added to meet the 4:39pm train.
Route 688 will be combined with Route 689 and the new route will be called
Route 689. This route will follow new routing, but some stops on the current Route
688 and Route 689 will continue to be served by the new Route 689. Most other
existing stops are within a quarter-mile of a stop on the new Route 689. The new
route will have trips that meet all trains currently met by Route 688 and Route
689 at Metra BNSF Railway Naperville Station and will also meet four additional
express trains in the morning. Additionally, in response to public feedback, an
earlier afternoon trip has been added to meet the 4:39pm train.
The southern section of Route 714 will be realigned. Instead of traveling along
Ogden Avenue to Naperville Road, it will continue north along Washington Street
to Diehl Road, then follow Diehl Road east to Naperville Road. This will add fixed
route service to the area. Passengers wishing to access the portion of Ogden Avenue
currently served by Route 714 can use the new Route 722.
Naperville, Lisle, Downers Grove, Lombard Monday - Saturday Service
Route 722, our new route, will connect the Metra BNSF Railway Naperville Station
and Yorktown Center in Lombard via Warrenville Road, Ogden Avenue, and Main Street
in Downers Grove. Buses will run every 30 min. from 6:13am until 9:59pm on weekdays
and from 8:05am until 9:51pm Saturdays.