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Metra and Business

Most lines to operate with modified Sunday schedules through June 7
First Published - 05/31/2020 - 9:22PM

Through Sunday, June 7, Metra will be operating a modified Sunday schedule with the last late night inbound train and last late night outbound train cancelled. There will be no service on the SouthWest Service, Heritage Corridor or North Central Service lines. Riders are advised that more trains could be cancelled during the day depending on circumstances; we will be closely monitoring events and our priority will be the safety of our passengers, employees and our system. Please pay attention to this website for the latest updates.

Sunday schedules can be viewed on these timetables: Metra Electric   Rock Island    BNSF     UP West   Milwaukee District West    Milwaukee District North    UP North     UP Northwest (the last train on the UP Northwest Line will leave downtown at 10:30 p.m. instead of 11:30 p.m.)

We hope to be able to expand service to our alternate schedules posted here next week if possible.

Last Updated - 06/03/2020 - 4:21PM


Metra's purchasing functions are handled through Materials Management, which is comprised of three departments:

  • Materials and Services Procurement

    Purchases materials, equipment, and various services.

  • Construction and Facilities Maintenance Procurement

    Procures goods and services related to construction, facilities maintenance and other infrastructue projects.

  • Professional Services Procurement

    Contracts for architectural and engineering, IT, and other professional services.

Material and Stores

Material and Stores is responsible for the day-to-day activities related to the receipt, storage, distribution and replenishment of Metra's physical inventory.

Annual Procurement Plan

The Procurement Plan, updated quarterly,  identifies potential contracting opportunities for goods and services anticipated by Metra Departments such as Engineering, Mechanical, Fleet and Facility Management, Finance, Information Systems and Materials and Stores. This document also includes information about vendor registrations and how Metra ensures that small, minority and women-owned businesses have equal opportunity to receive and participate in Metra contracts.

Review Metra’s Annual Procurement Plan here.

Create a My Metra for Business Account to download Invitations for Bids and Requests for Proposals from this website.


My Metra for Business

Creating a My Metra for Business Account allows you to:

  • Download IFBs and RFPs from this website.
  • Receive email notifications of updates on active IFBs and RFPs that were downloaded.
  • Access your account containing recently downloaded files and active IFBs and RFPs.
  • Manage your contact and active IFB/RFP information.  


Metra Vendor Registration

Register as a Metra vendor to be included in our Vendor Database for products, services and construction opportunities.

Completing the online Vendor Registration form allows you to:

  • Select the products and services your business provides from Metra's Class Code Index.
  • Receive email notification of active IFBs and RFPs for the products and services you selected.
  • Manage your vendor information and the products and services selected. 

** For assistance , call 312-542-8357 and leave a recorded message. Your call will be returned as soon as possible during normal business hours.

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