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(February 13, 2015) - Ridership on Metra climbed 1.3 percent in 2014, to 83.4 million passenger trips – the second-highest annual total in Metra’s 30-year history. “We are thrilled with the growth in ridership in 2014, and we are committed to... Read more
(January 30, 2015) - Metra today announced the appointment of John A. Milano as the agency’s Deputy Executive Director for Administration effective Feb. 1. Milano, 50, who is currently Metra’s Deputy General Counsel, will serve as the top... Read more
(January 23, 2015) - Metra announced today that its plan to increase the penalty for onboard ticket purchases will be postponed until mobile ticketing is unveiled later this year. The fee, which is assessed when riders board at stations with open... Read more
(January 9, 2015) - Metra will conduct the first ever live Internet video stream of its Operation Lifesaver rail safety training presentation at Tinley Park High School on January 15, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. Students from the high school’s driver's... Read more
(December 16, 2014) - Metra, in cooperation with Amtrak and BNSF Railway, today detailed plans to help avoid overcrowded situations on the South Concourse and south platforms of Union Station, where nearly 21,000 riders board trains during the peak... Read more
(December 12, 2014) - For the second year in a row, Metra is partnering with NBC 5 Chicago in its Making A Difference Coat Drive at all five downtown Metra stations and its headquarters lobby at 547 West Jackson.  Metra’s collection dates are... Read more
(December 12, 2014) - The Metra Board of Directors today highlighted the need for a $1 billion project that aims to untangle a knot of railroad tracks on the South Side of Chicago that causes significant delays for Metra, Amtrak and several freight... Read more
(November 26, 2014) - Metra, the U.S. Marines and PODS® of Chicago will be spreading holiday cheer next Thursday, Dec. 11, when they work together on a Toys for Tots toy drive at all downtown Metra stations. For the third straight year, Metra is... Read more
(November 20, 2014) - Metra workers have spent the last several months with hammers, paint brushes and other tools sprucing up stations across our system in a focused effort to make our station environments more inviting and welcoming. “Our stations... Read more
(November 17, 2014) - New schedules will go into effect next week for Metra riders on the Union Pacific North Line to Kenosha and the Union Pacific West Line to Elburn. Effective Sunday, Nov. 23, schedules will be changed on six North Line weekday... Read more
(November 14, 2014) - Metra’s Board of Directors today approved a 2015 budget and capital program that includes an average fare increase of 10.8 percent across all fare types to help fund a modernization plan as well as the increasing costs... Read more
(November 13, 2014) - As the temperature drops, Metra assures its riders that it has taken a variety of steps this year to be better equipped to deal with cold and snowy weather and better prepared to deliver critical information to its passengers.... Read more
(October 23, 2014) - Federal, state and local officials today celebrated the opening of the $142 million Englewood flyover, a major railroad bridge that has eliminated a significant source of train delays on the south side of Chicago and has reduced... Read more
(October 15, 2014) - Transit users across Chicagoland will be able to fully access CTA, Metra and Pace from the smartphone in their pocket starting next year thanks to a first-ever Ventra mobile app that can be used to pay for rides on all three... Read more
(October 9, 2014) - Metra today unveiled a long-term, multibillion dollar modernization plan focused on replacing the agency’s aging rail cars and locomotives and addressing the ongoing critical need to maintain safe and reliable service for... Read more

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