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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


(March 13, 2020) - Refund Policy (Updated for use during the COVID-19 virus) Under Metra’s refund policy, Monthly Passes will be refunded on a percentage basis depending on the date returned (for paper passes) or last activation (for Ventra app... Read more
(March 11, 2020) - Due to the decisions of city of Chicago and the organizers of the St. Patrick’s Day and South Side Irish parades to postpone these events over concerns about the COVID-19 coronavirus, Metra is canceling all extra service planned... Read more
(March 10, 2020) - Metra announced today that it will conduct Operation Lifesaver Safety Blitzes at 58 train stations across the six-county region in 2020 as part of its ongoing efforts to raise awareness of the importance of safe behavior around... Read more
(March 9, 2020) - As part of its commitment to providing safe, reliable and efficient train service, Metra is asking its customers to tell the agency what it’s doing right and where there’s room for improvement with an online customer satisfaction... Read more
(March 4, 2020) -  A two-year reverse-commute pilot project funded by a public-private partnership between Metra and Lake County businesses and governments is already exceeding the ridership goal set for the first year, officials announced today, on... Read more
(February 17, 2020) - Metra today unveiled proposed revisions to its Metra Electric Line schedule and has asked its riders for feedback in an online survey. The new schedule includes changes made necessary by the implementation of the new Positive... Read more
(February 5, 2020) - Metra’s project to replace 11 bridges along its Union Pacific North Line on Chicago’s North Side will require the closure of Montrose Avenue for 12 days in mid-February. Montrose Avenue will be closed at the UP North Line... Read more
(January 21, 2020) - Repairs to a bridge over the Des Plaines River between Maywood and River Forest may delay Union Pacific West Line trains by up to 10 minutes for a four-week period from Monday, Jan. 27 through Sunday, Feb. 23. The work will... Read more
(December 19, 2019) - Metra is about to buy some new railcars, and it wants the input of its customers in an online survey to order them. The survey can be found here. Metra issued a request for proposals earlier this year for at least 200 new cars... Read more
(December 16, 2019) - Metra will modify train schedules on several days, offer special holiday passes, and expand its Family Fares program in the coming weeks to better serve the needs of customers during the holiday season.  On Monday, Dec. 23,... Read more
(December 12, 2019) - Metra and Operation North Pole (ONP) are encouraging Chicago area residents to come out this Saturday, Dec. 14 to cheer on the families participating in ONP’s annual holiday train trip for seriously and terminally ill children... Read more
(December 11, 2019) - For the first time in its history, Metra will offer free rides across its system on New Year’s Eve and discounted fares on New Year’s Day. Rides will be free on every Metra train that arrives or departs downtown Chicago... Read more
(December 3, 2019) - 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. 10. New and unwrapped toys or cash donations will be... Read more
(November 22, 2019) - Metra will modify schedules on most lines Wednesday, Nov. 27, to help customers get an early start on their Thanksgiving plans. “Thanksgiving is a time meant to be spent with family, and we want to make it as easy as possible... Read more
(November 21, 2019) - Five streets on Chicago’s North Side will experience closures at various times between Nov. 26 and Dec. 23 as contractors continue the work to replace bridges along Metra’s Union Pacific North Line. The closures at Berteau,... Read more


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