Hundreds of students arrive at prom on first-ever chartered Metra

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CHICAGO– The students of Plainfield East High School made a grand entrance for their prom at Chicago’s Union Station, Friday night.

Seven hundred students arrived on a chartered Metra train in what is believed to be a first in the transit agency’s history.

It cost about $10,000 to charter the express train. School officials say they usually charter buses to safely transport their students into the city for prom night, but this option was unique, cheaper, and quicker.

They traveled from Plainfield to Chicago in 35 minutes, hoping to leave with memories that will last a lifetime.



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