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(October 6, 2017) - Metra has proposed a 2018 operating budget of $797.2 million that includes fare increases and, for the first time, cuts in service in order to close a $45 million budget deficit caused by rising expenses, a reduction in state aid... Read more
(October 6, 2017) - Metra in September posted an on-time performance rate of 95.2 percent, exceeding its goal for the 31st consecutive month. Metra’s goal is to operate at least 95 percent of its trains on time. Like the rest of the U.S. commuter... Read more
(October 5, 2017) - Metra will operate extra early morning inbound and early afternoon outbound trains on five of its lines for participants and spectators going to this Sunday’s Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Extra service will be offered on the... Read more
(September 28, 2017) - Metra today launched the 12th Annual Safety Poster and Essay Contest, asking students to illustrate through posters and essays why they should have their “Eyes Up, Devices Down: Look, Listen, Live” when near railroad tracks,... Read more
(September 26, 2017) - Metra advises Metra Electric Line customers that trains will not stop at the University Park Station on Saturday, Oct. 7 due to necessary track construction in the area. The station will be open in time for the Marathon Extra... Read more
(September 20, 2017) - Runners and spectators participating in the Chicago Half Marathon will  have additional travel options this Sunday, Sept. 24, with added service on the Metra Electric Line. Metra will operate an extra outbound train departing... Read more
(September 15, 2017) - Mass Transit Magazine has honored Metra’s very own Nicole McGann, Manager of Safety Reporting and Risk Reduction, as one of the industry’s leaders, naming her to its 2017 list of top transit professionals.   McGann was... Read more
(September 14, 2017) - Rock Island Line riders will be bused between 35th Street and LaSalle Street stations late Saturday evening, Sept. 16 while Metra and Canadian National (CN) perform major track work south of the Loop. Passengers on the last... Read more
(September 14, 2017) - Metra unveiled a special locomotive wrap on one of its F40PH locomotives today, commemorating 40 years of continuous passenger service for the locomotive model that is the backbone of Metra’s passenger fleet. Metra CEO/... Read more
(September 13, 2017) - Metra staff today unveiled a draft of its first-ever comprehensive strategic plan and invited its Board of Directors, customers, stakeholders and the public to comment before the document is finalized. “This plan sets the... Read more
(September 13, 2017) - Metra’s Board of Directors today approved a $21.6 million contract to replace a 136-year-old bridge over the Fox River along the Milwaukee District West Line in Elgin. Illinois Constructors Corporation of Elburn was the lowest... Read more
(September 13, 2017) - Metra in August posted an on-time performance rate of 96 percent, exceeding its goal for the 30th  consecutive month, and also exceeding the five-year average for the month of August of 95.6 percent. Metra’s goal is to operate... Read more
(September 7, 2017) - When the PGA’s BMW Championship returns to Conway Farms on Tuesday, Sept. 12, don’t putt around in traffic and miss your favorite player’s tee time  ̶  just let Metra be your easy tournament connection. Metra’s Milwaukee... Read more
(September 6, 2017) - Union Pacific Railroad (UP) and Metra invite the public to an open house on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, regarding the construction of a third mainline track on the UP West Line from Kress Road in West Chicago to Peck Road in... Read more
(September 5, 2017) - Metra reminds its Metra Electric and Rock Island Line customers that new schedules go into effect Monday, Sept. 11. The agency announced in August it had finalized its revision of the Metra Electric Line schedule, making... Read more

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