(August 14, 2018) - Metra will run extra service on Aug. 18 and 19 to accommodate those attending the 60th Annual Chicago Air and Water Show.
“Our customers know the value of taking Metra to summer events like the Air and Water Show, and we’re happy... Read more
(August 10, 2018) - Metra will bus passengers on the last outbound Milwaukee District North Line train Saturday night between Lake Forest and Libertyville due to a road crossing replacement project.
Customers on board Train 2627, which departs... Read more
(August 8, 2018) - Let Metra take you right to the gate this Saturday for the biggest day of thoroughbred horse racing in the Midwest, as the 36th annual running of the Arlington Million takes place at Arlington International Racecourse.
Metra’s... Read more
(July 30, 2018) - With thousands of music fans expected to descend upon Chicago’s Grant Park to enjoy one of the country’s most popular music festivals, Metra and CTA are adding service and expanding capacity to serve customers throughout the... Read more
(July 18, 2018) - Metra is reissuing its request for proposals (RFP) for new railcars and opening it up to alternative car designs after it received only one response to its initial RFP for new bi-level gallery cars.
Metra plans to reissue the RFP... Read more
(July 12, 2018) - Metra is encouraging music fans attending Lollapalooza to use public transit for travel to and from Chicago by offering a special two-day unlimited ride train pass.
The special passes go on sale Monday, July 16 at all ticket... Read more
(July 10, 2018) - Metra will begin work on Saturday, July 14 to resurface the commuter parking lot at the Arlington Park Station on the Union Pacific Northwest Line.
From Saturday, July 14 through Sunday, July 15, the west side of the station... Read more
(July 9, 2018) - Metra on July 15 will begin two yearlong test programs that it hopes will attract new riders by lowering fares from some of its stations and simplifying its fare structure.
In May, the Metra Board of Directors approved testing... Read more
(July 9, 2018) - Metra officials announced today that due to a power maintenance project between the Richton Park and University Park stations on the Metra Electric Line, the University Park Station will be closed on both Sunday, July 22 and Sunday... Read more
(July 6, 2018) - Metra adding service for Taste of Chicago Metra will offer extra trains and altered schedules on its BNSF Line and Union Pacific Northwest and West lines for customers attending the Taste of Chicago while other lines on the Metra... Read more
(July 5, 2018) - Ridgeland Avenue will be closed at the intersection with Metra’s SouthWest Service Line from July 11 to July 20 while Metra crews work to replace and resurface the railroad crossing.
The Ridgeland Avenue vehicular and pedestrian... Read more
(June 29, 2018) - Metra officials announced today that service on the Blue Island Branch of the Metra Electric Line will be shut down Saturday, July 7 while workers replace ties along the line.
There will be no service on the Blue Island Branch on... Read more
(June 27, 2018) - Metra will offer early getaway service on Tuesday, July 3 on most lines to help customers get a jump start on their Fourth of July celebrations.
Most Metra lines will add and shift train departures to better accommodate the rush of... Read more
(June 19, 2018) - Metra will add train service on Sunday, June 24, to accommodate those attending the 49th Annual Chicago Pride Parade. The parade steps off at noon at Montrose Avenue and Broadway Street in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood and ends... Read more
(June 14, 2018) - Winners of Metra’s 2018 Safety Poster and Essay Contest were honored Wednesday, June 13 at the monthly meeting of the Metra Board of Directors.
Seventeen first-place winners from across Metra’s six-county service area were... Read more