Metra Train Station

43W166 Keslinger Road, Elburn, IL 60119

Metra Train Station

This Rail Line will get you to or from Chicago (Ogilvie Station) with several stops inbetween. The Line is called Union Pacific/West Line (UP-W) and is indicated in the color pink on the Metra website. To get to or from the Elburn Train Station you can take the Veolia Transportation (Huskie Bus Line)- see below for details.

City of DeKalb Transit is increasing service on its Route 12 schedule to and from NIU and the Metra station in Elburn. Fares for the route will also be lowered.

The Route 12 Regular Service has been increased from two to five trips each morning and from one trip to five trips each evening Monday through Friday.

There has also been an increase in service levels during the Break Service times. Instead of one trip in the AM and one trip in the PM, there will now be three trips for both AM and PM. Saturday and Sunday frequency has not changed but the times may have been adjusted to get closer to the Metra schedule.

The departure times of the trips have changed to adapt to the service times change Metra introduced on Dec. 5, 2022. The number of trips that are run on Saturday and Sunday (AM and PM) will not change, but the times may have been adjusted.

View the Route 12 schedule here.

Additionally, DeKalb Transit, after consideration of public input, is announcing that the fare structure for the Route 12 will be reduced.

Starting on Monday, Feb. 6, 2023, the fare for a rider on the Route 12 bus will be lowered from $8 for the general public and $4.00 for NIU students and staff with a ONE card to $2.00 for the general public and $1 for NIU students and staff with a ONE card.

Tickets can still be paid for online on the NIU website or by paying cash when boarding the bus.

Passengers who ride the Elburn bus between NIU and Cortland will still pay the local fare of $0.50 for adults and $0.25 for Seniors/Disabled, and K-12 students and NIU ONE card holders still ride for free. If passengers continue past Cortland to the Metra station, they will be required to pay the remainder of the fare.