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

Weekday Metra trains are operating on alternate weekday schedules posted here. Weekend trains are operating on Sunday schedules on both Saturdays and Sundays, 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 - 07/07/2020 - 9:09AM


(May 15, 2020) - The votes have been tallied and Metra today announced the news that school-age children across the region have been waiting for: the names of the winners of its 2019-2020 Safety Poster and Essay Contest. Each year, Metra invites... Read more
(May 5, 2020) - Effective Saturday, May 9, most Metra lines operating weekend service except the Metra Electric will temporarily change to Sunday schedules for both Saturday and Sunday service. Saturday service on Metra’s SouthWest Service Line will... Read more
(May 4, 2020) - Metra will add service on the Metra Electric Line on May 18 in order to complete implementation of the Positive Train Control (PTC) safety system on that line and throughout the Metra system, which it is federally mandated to do by... Read more
(April 29, 2020) - In response to dramatically low ridership due to the COVID-19 crisis, Metra will temporarily further reduce the schedules on its three least busy lines – the Heritage Corridor, SouthWest Service and North Central Service –... Read more
(April 28, 2020) - Metra’s project to replace 11 bridges along its Union Pacific North Line on Chicago’s North Side will require the closure of some traffic lanes on Irving Park Road through June 6. From May 27 through June 6, there will be... Read more
(April 20, 2020) - Canal Street in Chicago’s West Loop will be closed at the intersection with Metra’s tracks from April 22 until May 1 while Metra crews work to replace and resurface the railroad crossing. The Canal Street vehicular and pedestrian... Read more
(April 14, 2020) - Metra is joining with transit agencies in New York and across the nation to salute the heroic efforts of transportation and all other essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic by simultaneously sounding its vehicle horns at 2... Read more
(April 9, 2020) - Metra today unveiled the final version of a Metra Electric Line schedule change that was made necessary by the implementation of the new Positive Train Control (PTC) safety system. The new schedule, which can be viewed here, will... Read more
(April 2, 2020) - Metra will be closing one car on all of its trains until further notice in a further move to protect its train crews during the pandemic. Metra is also asking passengers to practice social distancing while on board its trains.... Read more
(April 1, 2020) - A conductor assigned to the SouthWest Service Line has tested positive for COVID-19, Metra learned today. The employee has been home since reporting feeling ill on March 25. Other employees who had direct contact with that... Read more
(April 1, 2020) - ***Corrected version***Metra will begin an 11-week project to rehabilitate the platforms at the Itasca Station on the Milwaukee District West Line. The project is scheduled to start Saturday, April 4. Metra passengers are advised... Read more
(March 30, 2020) - The reductions in Metra service due to the COVID-19 pandemic are having one positive side effect for the railroad. With fewer trains operating on our system, Metra is planning to get a head start on its 2020 construction program... Read more
(March 23, 2020) - Doctors, nurses, EMTs, paramedics and other medical personnel on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic will now be able to ride free on Metra trains for the duration of the state’s “stay at home” order. To ride free, medical... Read more
(March 19, 2020) - Metra will begin operating an alternate weekday schedule on Monday, March 23, to adjust for the reduced number of riders due to school closures, work-from-home mandates and other consequences of the coronavirus pandemic. It will... Read more
(March 17, 2020) - Metra would like to update its customers and the public about steps it is taking in response to the coronavirus pandemic: Metra will continue to operate its regular weekday schedule at least through Friday for those who must... Read more


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