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COVID-19 Information
First Published - 04/05/2021 - 5:27PM

Metra trains are operating on alternate schedules that we will update regularly to meet increasing demand. For the latest schedules, click hereFor information about Metra's response to the pandemic, click here.

Last Updated - 06/01/2021 - 8:03AM


(June 15, 2021) - Metra announced today that it will continue to offer its popular $10 All-Day Pass through September 30, 2021. The pass has been such a popular and affordable fare option for travelers during the COVID-19 pandemic that Metra is... Read more
(June 9, 2021) - With ridership steadily increasing from pandemic lows, Metra will be adding service to all of its lines starting in July and will introduce enhanced pilot schedules on four lines with more off-peak options to meet the post-COVID... Read more
(June 2, 2021) - With school nearly out for the summer break and the Chicago region reopening from pandemic restrictions, it’s a perfect time to plan a family outing, and My Metra’s Family Fares make it even easier to climb aboard and let Metra do... Read more
(May 19, 2021) -  Metra is gearing up for the region’s comeback from the pandemic by restoring Saturday schedules to seven lines beginning Saturday, May 29. “The Memorial Day weekend is the official start of the summer season, and with many events... Read more
(May 17, 2021) - Metra put the construction contract for the Auburn Park Station out for bid today, reaching another milestone for the new station to be built on the Rock Island Line in the Auburn Gresham community on the South Side of Chicago. “We... Read more
(May 13, 2021) - Summer is fast approaching and with the warmer weather and the easing of pandemic restrictions, it’s time for Chicagoans to enjoy the outdoors and all the festivals and attractions that make northeast Illinois such a great place to... Read more
(April 28, 2021) - Fulfilling its promise to reimagine and restore service as vaccination numbers increase and workers return to job sites, Metra is adding weekday and weekend trains to the Metra Electric Line beginning Monday, May 10. The new... Read more
(April 27, 2021) - Metra will be hiring more than 100 workers in a variety of occupations in the coming months to prepare for an expected increase in ridership and to fill some positions that were left vacant during the depths of the pandemic. The... Read more
(April 21, 2021) - Demonstrating its leadership and commitment to innovation and cleaner energy, Metra is challenging the industry to create a zero-emission commuter locomotive by converting an older engine from diesel to one powered solely by... Read more
(April 15, 2021) - Metra has extended the availability its flexible and affordable $10 All-Day Pass  through June 30, 2021. The All-Day Pass is good for unlimited rides on any and all Metra lines all day until 3 a.m. the next morning. For most trips... Read more
(April 14, 2021) - Spring traditionally marks the beginning of construction season across the Chicago region and the Metra system is no exception. Work has already started on Metra’s 2021 construction program and will continue throughout summer and... Read more
(April 9, 2021) - Metra, Woodstock and McHenry County officials today celebrated the completion of the rehab of the Metra station in downtown Woodstock. “Since opening its doors in 1915, the Woodstock Station has served as a gateway to this historic... Read more
(April 5, 2021) - As Chicagoland continues to rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic and more of the region’s residents return to work, Metra is adding service on three of its lines – the BNSF, Milwaukee District North and North Central Service –... Read more
(March 18, 2021) - Metra has promoted Kevin McCann, who rose through the ranks to become head of the agency’s Mechanical Department, to be its next Chief Operating Officer. He will start his new position on July 1, when current COO Bruce Marcheschi... Read more
(March 18, 2021) - Today, Chicago’s three regional transit agencies — the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Metra, and Pace Suburban Bus — celebrate Transit Driver Appreciation Day (TDAD) and invite everyone to say “Thank you!” to the essential... Read more


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