Pace Call-n-Ride service between Fermilab and Geneva Metra station begins Monday

Pace is now offering direct shuttle service to and from Fermilab. Image courtesy of Pace

Shuttle service between Fermilab and a train station has finally arrived.

On Monday, Oct. 13, a new train station shuttle service for the Fermilab community will begin.

Pace’s Call-n-Ride bus service is expanding to Fermilab, areas of Batavia and the Geneva Metra train station on the Union Pacific West line.

Pace charges a fee of $1.75 for a one-way ride. Exact fare is required. The Pace driver will not make change. Cash and Ventra payments are accepted.

There will be two scheduled runs from the Geneva Metra station to the east ground-floor entrance of Wilson Hall in the morning.

Departs Geneva Metra station Arrives Wilson Hall east ground floor
7:38 a.m. 7:52 a.m.
8:52 a.m. 9:06 a.m.

In the evening, there are three scheduled runs from the east ground-floor entrance of Wilson Hall to the Geneva Metra station:

Departs Wilson Hall east ground floor Arrives Geneva Metra station
4:17 p.m. 4:32 p.m.
5:11 p.m. 5:26 p.m.
6:17 p.m. 6:32 p.m.

If you plan to take one of the Fermilab scheduled runs listed above, you do not need to call ahead.

The Pace bus accommodates disabled riders.

If you’d like to make use of the Call-n-Ride service at a time other than those listed above, call 847-254-7471 and reserve your ride at least one hour in advance anytime between 6:30 a.m. and 6:50 p.m. If you’d like a ride before 7:30 a.m., please call the day before to schedule. The Pace bus will stop only at Wilson Hall’s east ground-floor entrance.

For those who work somewhere other than Wilson Hall, a dedicated Fermilab taxi will be at the east ground-floor entrance of Wilson Hall at the two scheduled morning drop-off times: 7:52 a.m. and 9:06 a.m. Please inform the Fermilab driver that you will need a ride in the afternoon back to Wilson Hall to transfer to the Pace bus. Note that the Fermilab taxi will not be available for the 6:17 p.m. departure. A sign-in sheet will be available in the Fermilab taxi. If your plans change at the end of your work day, please call the taxi service at x3132 before 3 p.m.

View the Fermilab Call-n-Ride brochure for more information. If you have questions, please contact me.

Katie Kosirog, ESH&Q