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Coronavirus information
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


(May 17, 2018) -   The suspect in Wednesday’s suspicious package incident that forced the evacuation of Metra’s Ogilvie Transportation Center has been apprehended by Metra Police, the agency announced today. Rajender Chandani, 46, of Hogansville,... Read more
(May 10, 2018) - The Metra Board of Directors has agreed to test a new day pass, the consolidation of Metra’s outer zones and the reassignment of certain stations to a closer zone as part of an effort to attract riders and simplify its fare... Read more
(May 9, 2018) - Metra today released a final new BNSF Line schedule, which had to be revised because of the demands of the new Positive Train Control (PTC) safety system. In crafting the revision, Metra considered the comments of more than 2,000... Read more
(May 8, 2018) - Metra officials announced today that service on the Beverly Branch of the Rock Island Line will be shut down for one weekend in May while workers replace ties along the line. There will be no service on the Beverly Branch on the... Read more
(May 7, 2018) - 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 2018 Safety Poster and Essay Contest. Each year, Metra invites students... Read more
(May 1, 2018) - Metra officials joined U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski today at the groundbreaking for a $29.4 million renovation and expansion of the mechanical shops that house the agency’s railcar and locomotive rehab programs.   “By the time these... Read more
(April 27, 2018) - A project to remove and replace deteriorated concrete on Metra railroad bridges at 63rd and 64th streets in Chicago on the Metra Electric Line will require the closure of 63rd Street and 64th Street for up to eight weeks at a time... Read more
(April 24, 2018) - Metra today announced that up to three children or young adults, 18 and under, can ride on Metra trains for free with their fare-paying parent on Thursday, April 26, to mark Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Day. “Now in its... Read more
(April 23, 2018) - Due to declining on-site ticket sales at its Clarendon Hills Station on the BNSF Line, Metra today announced that BNSF Railway will no longer staff the station with a ticket agent as of the close of business on Monday, May 7.... Read more
(April 19, 2018) - Metra will be implementing a construction schedule next weekend to allow workers to complete the installation and testing of a new signal and switching system just north of the Museum Campus/11th Street Station. The work could... Read more
(April 19, 2018) - Metra announced today that a major tie replacement project between Libertyville and Fox Lake on the Milwaukee District North Line will be extended by one day. The one-day extension will result in a disruption of service between... Read more
(April 18, 2018) - The Metra Board of Directors today approved a $2.4 million contract to renovate the Cary Station on the UP Northwest Line. Chicago-based Accel Construction Services Group, LLC was the lowest responsive and responsible bidder for... Read more
(April 17, 2018) - Metra and its railroad and municipal partners today announced a comprehensive list of construction projects planned for 2018. In addition to major projects to replace aging bridges on the UP North and Milwaukee District West lines... Read more
(April 9, 2018) - Metra will be changing the schedule on the Metra Electric Line, including the cancellation of one outbound South Chicago Branch train during the evening rush, beginning April 23. The changes are being made to provide increased... Read more
(April 4, 2018) - Metra announced today that it will conduct Operation Lifesaver Safety Blitzes at 54 train stations across the six-county region in 2018 as part of its ongoing efforts to raise awareness of the importance of safe behavior around its... Read more


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