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(February 21, 2018) - The Metra Board of Directors today approved the purchase up to 21 used F59PHI locomotives for $1.3 million each, allowing Metra to quickly supplement its locomotive fleet while continuing a longer-term procurement of additional... Read more
(February 8, 2018) - With a major snowstorm heading our way, Metra’s BNSF Line to Aurora will operate on an alternative schedule Friday to minimize the potential for weather-related service disruptions. Metra also is mobilizing its crews and snow-... Read more
(February 7, 2018) - The new Heritage Corridor platform will open to the public on Monday, February 12, 2018. This new raised brick paver platform is located between the tracks for boarding of Amtrak or Metra Heritage Corridor trains on either side... Read more
(February 6, 2018) -  If you plan to attend the Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place Feb. 10 through Feb. 19, let Metra take you there. With Metra’s convenient schedules, getting to the Auto Show has never been easier, especially on the Metra... Read more
(January 31, 2018) -  Metra Electric Line riders should plan for temporary schedule changes, including the cancellation of some trains, late Saturday, Feb. 3 and early Sunday, Feb. 4 to accommodate a city of Chicago construction project at 41st... Read more
(January 22, 2018) - Metra will hold a series of public open houses next month to gather customer feedback about several potential changes to its fare structure and ticket options. Customers who can’t attend one of the open houses can review the... Read more
(January 17, 2018) - Metra will offer extra service on its busiest lines this Saturday to accommodate the expected higher ridership for the Women’s March Chicago. Additional trains will run on the BNSF, UP North, UP Northwest and UP West lines.... Read more
(January 16, 2018) -  Metra reminds its customers that fare increases go into effect Feb. 1 and trims to service on four lines begin Feb. 5. As of Feb. 1: The price of One-Way Tickets will increase by 25 cents in all zones (a 2.3 percent to 6.7... Read more
(January 12, 2018) - Service to the new Romeoville Station on Metra’s Heritage Corridor Line will begin on Feb. 5, 2018. It will be the first new stop on the Heritage Corridor since Metra’s creation in 1984 and the first new stop on any Chicago area... Read more
(January 4, 2018) - Metra has issued a request for proposals (RFP) to begin to replace its aging fleet of engines with new or remanufactured locomotives. The locomotive RFP, which was issued last week, calls for a base order of at least 12 new or 15... Read more
(December 18, 2017) - Metra customers who receive a new phone this holiday season are reminded that they must manually transfer the Metra mobile tickets purchased via the  Ventra App from their old phone to their new phone. Metra tickets purchased... Read more
(December 14, 2017) - Metra will modify train schedules on several days in the coming weeks to better serve the needs of our customers during the holiday season. In addition, special $8 holiday passes will be available for unlimited travel Dec. 23... Read more
(December 13, 2017) - Metra today honored retiring CEO/Executive Director Don Orseno by placing his name on a locomotive that had been repainted in the red and yellow colors of the Rock Island Railroad. “Before he heads off into the next chapter,... Read more
(December 13, 2017) - Metra in November posted an on-time performance rate of 95.2 percent, exceeding its goal for the 33nd 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
(December 12, 2017) - For the sixth consecutive year, Metra and the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Foundation will spread holiday cheer by hosting a Toys for Tots drive at all downtown Chicago Metra stations on Thursday, Dec. 14. Marines... Read more

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