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(June 21, 2017) - After a yearlong pilot program to test a new style of seats with armrests, built-in cup holders and better head, neck and lumbar support, Metra today announced plans to purchase and install the new, modern seats on an ongoing basis... Read more
(June 21, 2017) - Metra today announced the hiring of Jayne K. Deno, a respected executive with 20 years of experience, as its new chief human resources officer. Deno comes to Metra with a solid track record of success in several facets of human... Read more
(June 21, 2017) - Metra in May posted an on-time performance rate of 96.5 percent, exceeding its goal for the 27th consecutive month, and also exceeding the five-year average for the month of May of 96 percent. Metra’s goal is to operate at least 95... Read more
(June 20, 2017) - Metra is adding train service this Sunday, June 25 to accommodate those attending the 48th Annual Chicago Pride Parade. The parade kicks off at noon at Montrose Avenue and Broadway Street in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood and ends... Read more
(June 15, 2017) - Stony Island Avenue will be closed at the intersection with the Metra Electric South Chicago Branch Line tracks at 71st Street from June 22 to June 29 while Metra crews replace all the components of the railroad crossing. Traffic... Read more
(June 7, 2017) - Metra will make it easier for Chicago music lovers to attend Blues Fest and Spring Awakening this weekend by adding extra trains on four of its most heavily traveled lines on Friday, June 9, and Saturday, June 10. Other lines will... Read more
(June 5, 2017) - Get the most enjoyment out of Ravinia concerts this summer by leaving the car behind and taking Metra’s Union Pacific North Line to Ravinia Park’s front gate. Those planning to attend any of the concerts at 2017 Ravinia Festival can... Read more
(May 30, 2017) - Metra, the American Heart Association and Illinois Heart Rescue are teaming up to provide lifesaving demonstrations at several Metra train stations on Thursday, June 1. Metra customers will receive a quick lesson on how to correctly... Read more
(May 25, 2017) - Metra today announced the start of a new advertising and marketing campaign aimed at getting more Chicago area commuters out of their cars and onto the train. The new campaign, “Metra Moves Me” features bold headlines including “... Read more
(May 24, 2017) - Metra has proposed a revision to its Metra Electric Line schedule that adjusts service to better reflect ridership demands and anticipated development in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood, where more than 1,700 residential units have... Read more
(May 24, 2017) - The Metra Board of Directors today approved three contracts totaling $48.2 million to replace or repair several bridges along the Union Pacific North Line on the North Side of Chicago and build the new inbound half of the Ravenswood... Read more
(May 24, 2017) - The Metra Board of Directors today approved a $3 million contract to renovate the Hazel Crest Station on the Metra Electric Line. The Bowa Group Inc. of Chicago was the lowest responsive and responsible bidder for the contracted... Read more
(May 24, 2017) - The Metra Board of Directors today approved an $11 million contract to replace the camera system on its trains with an upgraded system that includes inward-facing cameras in the locomotives, cabcars and Highliner cars to record the... Read more
(May 24, 2017) - Metra in April posted an on-time performance rate of 96.6 percent, exceeding its goal for the 26th consecutive month, just below the five-year average for the month of April of 96.9 percent. Metra’s goal is to operate at least 95... Read more
(May 22, 2017) - Metra announced today that up to three children age 11 and under will be able to ride free with each adult starting this Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. “Let Metra take you to great destinations this summer so you can spend... Read more

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