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(December 5, 2017) - Metra today offered reporters a tour of its GPS Center to demonstrate how it communicates with customers and to outline the steps it takes every year to prepare for winter’s blast of snow, ice and cold. The GPS Center, located... Read more
(November 30, 2017) - The Wheaton Metra Station at 402 W Front Street remains closed following a fire the evening of Nov. 22. Fire investigators and insurance representatives have inspected the building and are making final evaluations before... Read more
(November 27, 2017) - Metra again will partner with NBC 5 Chicago to hold a coat drive at all five downtown Chicago Metra stations and all BNSF stations Nov. 28-30. New and gently used coats can be placed in special collection boxes at all downtown... Read more
(November 20, 2017) - Metra will modify schedules on most lines Wednesday, Nov. 22 to help customers get an early start on their Thanksgiving plans. “Thanksgiving is a time meant to be spent with family, and we want to make it as easy as possible... Read more
(November 17, 2017) - Metra officials joined U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth and Elgin Mayor David Kaptain today at the groundbreaking to replace a 136-year-old bridge over the Fox River along the Milwaukee District West Line in Elgin. “Replacing this... Read more
(November 14, 2017) - Metra will add trains and expand seating capacity on Saturday, Nov. 18 for the BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival, which, for many, has become the official kickoff of the holiday season. In anticipation of the... Read more
(November 10, 2017) - The Metra Board today approved a $797.2 million operating budget for 2018 that includes fare increases and trims in service in order to close a $45 million funding gap. The Board also approved a 2018 capital budget totaling $... Read more
(November 10, 2017) - Metra in October posted an on-time performance rate of 95.7 percent, exceeding its goal for the 32nd 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
(November 8, 2017) - Metra and the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority (MPEA) today unveiled a significant upgrade to the Metra station at McCormick Place, including a vibrant series of mural paintings from Chicago Public School students who... Read more
(November 6, 2017) - The holiday season is fast approaching and Metra is teaming up with the Greater Chicago Food Depository to help ensure that food is available for those in need. This Tuesday, Nov. 7, volunteers for the Chicago Food Depository... Read more
(October 26, 2017) - Metra will make several adjustments to the Metra Electric Line schedule on Nov. 5 to better match train times with actual operating conditions and reduce congestion on the line.  The new schedule will alter the schedules of six... Read more
(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

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