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(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
(April 2, 2018) - Due to declining use and efforts to cut costs, Metra is ending its Ticket-by-Internet program, which allows customers to buy Monthly Passes and 10-Ride Tickets via Metra’s website. The last day to purchase a Monthly Pass (the July... Read more
(March 29, 2018) - With the home openers for the 2018 Chicago baseball season fast approaching, Metra reminds fans they can avoid traffic and the hassle of parking by making Metra and the CTA part of their plans to watch the Chicago White Sox or... Read more
(March 29, 2018) -   With the home openers for the 2018 Chicago baseball season fast approaching, Metra reminds fans they can avoid traffic and the hassle of parking by making Metra and the CTA part of their plans to watch the Chicago White Sox or... Read more
(March 26, 2018) - Metra will implement a new schedule for evening and weekend trains on the Union Pacific North Line beginning April 9 in order to complete a multiyear bridge replacement project. The schedule change will allow for trains to operate... Read more
(March 22, 2018) - Metra today announced that it will operate a special schedule to help customers start off the Easter holiday weekend. On Good Friday, March 30, the agency will be running a modified schedule in order to operate afternoon “early... Read more
(March 21, 2018) - The Metra Board of Directors today approved a $29.4 million contract for the renovation and expansion of the mechanical shops that house the agency’s railcar and locomotive rehab programs. The improvements will enable Metra to... Read more
(March 19, 2018) - Metra’s busiest line, the BNSF Line between Aurora and Chicago Union Station, will be the first Metra line to have the new Positive Train Control (PTC) safety system fully operational – but the enhancement will require a... Read more
(March 15, 2018) - Metra will kick off a $2.95 million project to renovate the LaSalle Street Station concourse on Monday, March 26. Rock Island Line customers may need to alter their walking routes to and from the station as the project progresses... Read more

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