(August 5, 2014) - Metra is partnering with NBC 5 Chicago in a Back To School Supply Drive with collections at all five downtown Metra stations and its headquarters lobby at 547 West Jackson. Metra’s collection dates are August 19-21.
Collection... Read more
(August 1, 2014) - Metra is proud to be one of the sponsors of the 2014 Global Level Crossing Safety & Trespass Prevention Symposium, a major conference that will bring experts from around the world together to exchange information, discuss the... Read more
(July 11, 2014) - Metra employees on the Milwaukee District West Line were presented with an official proclamation from the Elgin City Council on Wednesday, July 9, 2014, during the regular monthly meeting. They were honored for their... Read more
(July 10, 2014) - The July 18 meeting of the Metra Board of Directors will be held in Joliet, continuing the board’s efforts to promote greater openness and transparency to riders in the six-county Chicago metropolitan area.
The meeting will be held... Read more
(June 30, 2014) - Metra Executive Director/CEO Don Orseno and Safety Director Hilary Konczal were appointed chairman of separate American Public Transportation Association (APTA) committees at its recent annual commuter rail conference in Montreal.... Read more
(June 27, 2014) - Governor Pat Quinn today was joined by U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Union Pacific Railroad President and COO Lance Fritz to announce that the Union Pacific (UP) and the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) are... Read more
(June 26, 2014) - Metra will operate two extra inbound trains and two extra outbound trains on its Burlington Northern Santa Fe route to accommodate those planning to attend the Chicago Pride Parade on Sunday, June 29.
Inbound extra express trains... Read more
(June 26, 2014) - Metra has issued a construction schedule for Saturday, June 28 on the Rock Island District for a track maintenance project.
Trains operating on the Rock Island between 7:20 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. may experience delays of up to fifteen... Read more
(June 25, 2014) - Thursday’s World Cup soccer match between Team USA and Germany is expected to draw large crowds to downtown Chicago on Thursday for a viewing event at Grant Park’s Butler Field and Metra is expecting soccer fans from throughout the... Read more
(June 25, 2014) - Local elected officials and Metra representatives today officially celebrated the completion of a $4.5 million project to renovate the Cicero Station on the BNSF Line.
State Senator Martin A. Sandoval and Cicero Town President... Read more
(June 23, 2014) - A new Metra Electric schedule that seeks to better match train times to actual operating conditions will go into effect on Sunday, June 29. In most cases, trains will arrive at Millennium Station earlier than the current schedule,... Read more
(June 11, 2014) - Dear BNSF Riders,
Metra and BNSF Railway would like to apologize for continuing delays on the BNSF Line this week, and for inadequate communications about the problems.
On June 9, BNSF began its annual maintenance inspection “blitz... Read more
(June 10, 2014) - Come out and join Metra and other railroads this weekend for an up close chance to explore our locomotives and rail cars during the 19th annual Railroad Daze Festival in Franklin Park, near the intersection of Calwagner Street and... Read more
(June 10, 2014) - Metra’s Office of Business Diversity & Civil Rights will host a FREE networking event for small, minority, and women-owned businesses and prime contractors on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 from 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. The event will... Read more
(June 5, 2014) - A new Rock Island schedule that seeks to better match train times to actual operating conditions will start on Sunday, June 15. In some cases, trains will depart earlier than the current schedule, so riders are urged to view the new... Read more