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First Published - 06/07/2020 - 2:04PM

Metra trains are operating on alternate weekday and weekend schedules posted here, with no weekend service on the North Central Service, Southwest Service, Heritage Corridor and the Blue Island Branch of the Metra Electric Line. For all other information relating to Metra's response to the pandemic, click here.

Last Updated - 08/10/2020 - 12:04PM

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(September 11, 2020) - A major tie replacement project on the BNSF Line between Cicero and Downers Grove will be condensed into four days (Sept. 17-20) to minimize the impact on commuter service, Metra announced today. Schedule changes, including... Read more
(September 2, 2020) - The rail crossings at Glenview Road and Chestnut Avenue just east of Lehigh Avenue on the Metra Milwaukee District North Line will be closed in the coming weeks for separate construction projects. Chestnut Avenue will be closed... Read more
(August 27, 2020) -  UP will begin closing sections of the inbound (north) platform of the River Forest Station on the Metra UP West Line Monday, Aug. 31 to allow crews to begin demolition and construction of a new platform.     The project will... Read more
(August 24, 2020) - Metra forces will begin work Wednesday, Aug. 26 to replace the railroad crossing at 87th Street and Pulaski Road on its SouthWest Service Line. The work will close both roads at the crossing to all traffic for a 10-day period.... Read more
(August 20, 2020) - Metra officials joined with the Village of Hazel Crest today to dedicate the newly renovated Hazel Crest Station facility on the Metra Electric Line. With the completion of the $3.5 million project, funded through the State of... Read more
(August 19, 2020) - Metra is extending the availability of its $10 All-Day Pass through Oct. 31. The pass offers most Metra passengers a significant savings on transit costs. The All-Day Pass, which was introduced June 1, is good for unlimited rides... Read more
(July 27, 2020) - Metra is responding to growing ridership and the expectations of returning riders by adding express trains to its BNSF and Rock Island lines. These new services are set to begin Aug. 3. “We see the disruption in commuter travel... Read more
(July 21, 2020) - Metra today asked the Surface Transportation Board (STB) to issue a preliminary injunction to prevent Union Pacific Railroad (UP) from taking planned steps that would degrade or halt commuter rail service on its three lines in the... Read more
(July 20, 2020) - Metra will continue to support doctors, nurses, EMTs, paramedics, and other medical personnel on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic by allowing them to ride free on Metra trains through the end of August. To ride free,... Read more
(July 16, 2020) - Metra will close the West Hinsdale Station on its BNSF Line for approximately two months beginning Aug. 1 to accommodate the replacement of the station’s boarding platforms. Trains will not stop at the station for the duration of... Read more
(July 15, 2020) - The Metra Board of Directors today approved a $15.2 million contract to build a new Peterson Ridge Station and parking facility on the Union Pacific North Line. A Metra station in Edgewater has been planned for years. Click here to... Read more
(July 7, 2020) - Metra today unveiled a test of a ridership dashboard that provides information to riders about how crowded trains have been on each line. The information will help riders who have the flexibility to travel at different times make... Read more
(July 6, 2020) -  Metra is extending the availability of its $10 All-Day Pass through Labor Day. The pass, which is available for purchase on the Ventra app, offers most Metra passengers a significant savings on transit costs. Metra riders are... Read more
(June 29, 2020) - Metra will be operating on a reduced service Sunday/holiday schedule on all lines Friday, July 3 through Sunday, July 5. Sunday/holiday schedules mean that train service will not operate on the North Central Service, Heritage... Read more
(June 22, 2020) - As Chicagoans return to work and stay-at-home restrictions are lifted, Metra is expanding its service on three lines to meet the needs of its growing ridership. Effective Monday, June 29, Metra will add service on the North Central... Read more

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