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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. Sunday schedules will also be in use on Friday, July 3. For all other information relating to Metra's response to the pandemic, click here.

Last Updated - 06/30/2020 - 3:34PM


(March 30, 2016) - A 23-year-old Streamwood man has been arrested for trying to use a fake mobile ticket to pay his train fare, Metra announced today.   Daniel D. Rasinski, 23, of Streamwood, Ill., was arrested Tuesday morning after he attempted to... Read more
(March 29, 2016) - Metra Electric Line customers may have noticed some small cameras inside one of their cars – it’s part of a very preliminary test to determine how camera technology can be used on Metra trains. Eleven new cameras have been... Read more
(March 23, 2016) - The Metra Board of Directors today approved a $64.5 million addition to the agency’s 2016 capital program. Increases in the federal dollars made available to the rail agency as well as the award of a new federal grant, other new... Read more
(March 23, 2016) - Metra in February completed its 12th straight month of meeting or exceeding its on-time performance goal, posting a rate of 96.4 percent for the month. The February rate exceeded the five-year average for the month of February of... Read more
(March 15, 2016) - Metra announced today that it will conduct Operation Lifesaver Safety Blitzes at 45 train stations across the six-county region in 2016 as part of its ongoing efforts to raise awareness of the importance of safe behavior around... Read more
(March 14, 2016) - Metra officials, CN Railway representatives and area leaders who campaigned for more service on the Heritage Corridor line today celebrated the inaugural run of a new mid-afternoon departure from Chicago Union Station to Joliet.... Read more
(March 8, 2016) - Representatives of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and Metra management and 10 unions today announced a major expansion of the agency’s Confidential Close Call Reporting System (C3RS), giving Metra the most comprehensive... Read more
(March 3, 2016) - Metra today announced the creation of a new police unit whose primary mission is to patrol trains, providing a visible law enforcement presence and deterring criminal activity on all 11 Metra lines. The new unit, made up of six... Read more
(March 2, 2016) - Due to declining on-site ticket sales at the Rock Island Beverly Branch Line’s 95th Street and 99th Street stations, Metra today announced that it will be reassigning the ticket agents at those stations to other positions effective... Read more
(February 24, 2016) - With a major winter storm hitting the Chicago region today, Metra is mobilizing its crews and snow-fighting resources to ensure a safe, comfortable and reliable commute for customers throughout its six-county service area.... Read more
(February 24, 2016) - Heritage Corridor riders will have a new option for getting home each weekday when Metra adds a new mid-afternoon departure from Chicago on March 14. The new 2:45 p.m. departure from Chicago Union Station will expand weekday... Read more
(February 24, 2016) - Metra posted an on-time performance rate of 95.8 percent for the month of January, exceeding its goal for the 11th consecutive month.  The January rate of 95.8 percent exceeded the five-year average for the month of January of... Read more
(February 24, 2016) - The Metra Board of Directors today unanimously approved a three-year, $4 million contract with Pulsar Advertising, Inc. to serve as Metra’s new marketing and advertising agency of record. Pulsar’s scope of work for Metra will... Read more
(February 22, 2016) - Metra today announced that it had completed installation of cellular Wi-Fi hotspots on one railcar for each of its 11 lines as part of a pilot program to determine whether the technology can provide free and dependable Internet... Read more
(February 17, 2016) - Metra will host free training sessions on DBE payroll compliance for construction contractors and subcontractors on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016. The sessions will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. or from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m... Read more


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