(August 20, 2015) - Work is set to begin next week to replace the crossing at West Street in Wheaton, requiring the temporary closure of the road at the Union Pacific Railroad tracks.
West Street will be fully closed to vehicular traffic beginning... Read more
(August 18, 2015) - Metra announced today that it is installing charging stations at Millennium Station, Van Buren Street Station, LaSalle Street Station and the Ogilvie Transportation Center to provide its customers with a convenient and free place... Read more
(August 17, 2015) - Work is set to begin next week to replace the crossing at Harlem Avenue (Illinois 43) in Riverside, requiring the temporary closure of the road at the BNSF tracks.
Harlem Avenue (Illinois 43) will be fully closed to traffic at... Read more
(August 17, 2015) - BNSF Railway will begin work tonight to replace multiple sections of rail along the Chicago-to-Aurora route used by Metra commuter service.
Due to the scheduled rail work as well as ongoing track work at Chicago Union Station,... Read more
(August 13, 2015) - Metra today announced that it will receive a grant from Operation Lifesaver, Inc. to help promote rail safety awareness in the region.
Operation Lifesaver, in partnership with the Federal Highway Administration, awarded more... Read more
(August 13, 2015) - Metra Police are asking for the public’s assistance and warning the public regarding several theft and vandalism crimes to cars parked in Metra parking lots on the south side of Chicago.
In the most recent incidents on... Read more
(August 11, 2015) - As part of Metra’s continued efforts to maintain and improve the quality and reliability of its service, a major tie replacement and track resurfacing project will begin Monday, Aug. 17 on Metra’s Rock Island Line to Joliet.... Read more
(August 11, 2015) - Metra crews have completed major renovation work at the State Street and Racine Avenue Stations along the Blue Island Branch of the Metra Electric Line.
The $272,000 project at State Street included rebuilding the existing... Read more
(August 10, 2015) - Tomorrow’s stars of the world of golf will be out in force next week in Olympia Fields and Metra’s Electric Line takes you right to the course’s front gate.
Olympia Fields Country Club will host the U.S. Amateur Championship,... Read more
(August 7, 2015) - Metra BNSF riders should be advised that construction is set to begin Wednesday, Aug. 12, to replace portions of the inbound and outbound platforms at the Berwyn Station.
During construction only the sections of the inbound and... Read more
(July 31, 2015) - Milwaukee District North Line riders who patronize the Deerfield Station should be advised that beginning Wednesday, Aug. 5, a number of parking spaces used by riders with disabilities will be relocated as Metra begins the final... Read more
(July 29, 2015) - A $373,000 project repair to the masonry and related areas at the Oak Park Station on the Union Pacific West Line is now complete.
The masonry walls at the station were deteriorated and remedial repairs were required to prevent... Read more
(July 22, 2015) - Former Metra Board member and CTA executive Elonzo “Lonnie” Hill is being posthumously inducted into the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) Hall of Fame, Metra Executive Director/CEO Don Orseno announced today.
The... Read more
(July 22, 2015) - As part of its continuing efforts to increase transparency and accountability at the agency, Metra today announced the top 14 causes for train delays in June 2015. The list breaks down whether the causes were the primary or a... Read more
(July 20, 2015) - Lexie Walker, the Manager of Capital Projects in Metra’s Mechanical Department, was honored Sunday as one of the railroad industry’s “Rising Stars” by Progressive Railroading magazine. She received the recognition during the annual... Read more