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(October 19, 2018) - A major tie replacement project on the BNSF Line between Hinsdale and Aurora will be condensed into a single weekend to minimize the impact on commuter service, Metra announced today. Schedule alterations, including some train... Read more
(October 15, 2018) - Metra today unveiled a proposed revision of the Rock Island Line schedule that includes changes necessary for the new Positive Train Control (PTC) safety system, as well as some service enhancements such as new express trains.... Read more
(October 9, 2018) - Metra today proposed a 2019 operating budget of $822 million that does not include a fare increase. Metra also proposed a 2019 capital budget of $185.6 million, far short of Metra’s needs, and warned about the system’s... Read more
(October 9, 2018) - Metra has reached an agreement with business and civic groups in Lake County to share the costs of a potential two-year pilot project for two new reverse-commute trains on the Milwaukee District North Line and to work on a... Read more
(October 9, 2018) - Due to a break-in at the 103rd St.-Beverly Hills Station on the Rock Island Line, Metra has closed the ticket office at the station effective immediately.  Metra had planned for the last day of ticket sales to be Monday, Oct. 15... Read more
(October 4, 2018) - The Braeside Station on Metra’s Union Pacific North Line will be closed late evenings and for one weekend due to work to replace the rail crossing adjacent to the station at Lake-Cook Road. Work is scheduled to begin Wednesday,... Read more
(October 3, 2018) - 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
(October 1, 2018) - Due to declining on-site ticket sales at the 103rd St.-Beverly Hills Station on the Rock Island Line, Metra today announced that it will close the station’s ticket office at the end of business on Monday, Oct. 15. Ticket sales... Read more
(September 30, 2018) -  Metra today staged a collision between a locomotive and an SUV to dramatically illustrate the dangers of ignoring grade crossing protections and to put an exclamation point on this year’s Illinois Rail Safety Week. To perform... Read more
(September 24, 2018) - Metra today launched its 13th Annual Safety Poster and Essay Contest, asking students to illustrate through posters and essays the importance of safe behaviors near the railroad. This year’s theme: “Use Your Senses” emphasizes... Read more
(September 20, 2018) -  For the fifth consecutive year, Metra, the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police and the Illinois State Police as well as local and federal agencies are joining together to promote vehicle and pedestrian safety during... Read more
(September 17, 2018) - Metra today celebrated the completion of the installation of Positive Train Control (PTC) components on all its trains and on all its communications and signal systems along its train lines, a major achievement on its way to... Read more
(September 12, 2018) - Metra will not raise fares in 2019 and will spend the year highlighting the need for more public aid and sounding the alarm about the system’s deterioration and possible downsizing if that aid does not materialize, the Metra... Read more
(September 11, 2018) - Music fans headed to this year’s Riot Fest can ditch the traffic and parking fees by making Metra part of their travel plans. Metra’s Western Avenue Station on its BNSF Line between Chicago and Aurora is a short walk from the... Read more
(August 28, 2018) - Metra will offer early getaway service from downtown on Friday, Aug. 31 to help commuters get an early start on the last holiday weekend of the summer. Ahead of Labor Day weekend, early departure schedules will be in effect for... Read more

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