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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


(June 17, 2020) -   Today, winners of Metra’s 2020 Safety Poster and Essay Contest were honored at the monthly meeting of the Metra Board of Directors. Every year, Metra looks forward to hosting and honoring the winners of the poster contest.... Read more
(June 7, 2020) - Metra trains on all lines will resume operating on alternate weekday schedules on Monday, June 8, which means limited weekday service will return on the SouthWest Service, Heritage Corridor and North Central Service lines. The... Read more
(May 28, 2020) - As Illinois and the Chicago region move toward establishing a “new normal” in the time of COVID-19, Metra is providing more details about the steps it is taking to ensure passengers will feel safe using its system. “We know more... Read more
(May 28, 2020) - The rail crossing at 95th Street and Vincennes Avenue on the Metra Rock Island Line will be closed from Wednesday, June 3 until Friday, June 12 for replacement and resurfacing. The 95th Street vehicular crossing will be closed and... Read more
(May 27, 2020) - Metra has been awarded a $12.5 million federal grant to improve service reliability on the Milwaukee District North Line by upgrading three out-of-date switching complexes and associated signals. The grant, which was awarded under... Read more
(May 20, 2020) - Metra is launching a new $10 All-Day Pass on June 1 and strongly encouraging customers to buy it in the Ventra app, giving them a “Touch Less, Pay Less” option to ride its trains safely and affordably. “If you are ready to come back... Read more
(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


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