(December 12, 2018) - The Metra Board of Directors today approved a $26.7 million contract to replace its antiquated GPS tracking and passenger announcement system with a state-of-the-art system that will also include a test of automatic passenger... Read more
(December 12, 2018) - Metra customers will soon be able to use an app to easily report crimes, suspicious activity and security concerns to Metra Police, giving them a discreet and convenient way to connect with police from a train or station.
The... Read more
(December 11, 2018) - An update to the Ventra App that was released for Android users today and will be released for Apple users within the next few days will no longer allow customers to buy Metra mobile tickets without creating a Ventra account,... Read more
(December 5, 2018) - Metra again will partner with the U.S Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Foundation for a holiday toy drive at all five downtown Chicago Metra stations on Tuesday, Dec. 11.
New and unwrapped toys or money will be collected by... Read more
(November 9, 2018) - The Metra Board of Directors today approved a 2019 operating budget of $822.2 million that does not include a fare increase, as well as a 2019 capital budget of $185.6 million that falls far short of Metra’s needs. Click here to... Read more
(November 9, 2018) - The Metra Board of Directors today approved the purchase of three used F59PH locomotives for $2.5 million to help the railroad supplement its aging locomotive fleet while continuing a longer-term procurement of new or... Read more
(October 26, 2018) - Construction of a pedestrian bridge at 41st Street will disrupt Metra Electric and South Shore Line service beginning late Saturday night, Nov. 3 through early Sunday morning, Nov. 4, Metra announced today. Four trains will be... Read more
(October 26, 2018) - Metra has begun what is referred to as Revenue Service Demonstration (RSD) of the new Positive Train Control (PTC) safety system on the Rock Island Line, the final stage before full implementation along the route. PTC is a... Read more
(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 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 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