(May 30, 2014) - Metra, Northwestern Medicine® and the American Heart Association are teaming up to provide lifesaving demonstrations at several Metra stations as well as all downtown Chicago stations on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, during the morning... Read more
(May 28, 2014) - Winners have been chosen in the 2014 edition of Metra’s Safety Poster and Essay Contest, designed to promote and reinforce railroad safety messages and keep our region’s children safe around trains. Thousands of students from across... Read more
(May 22, 2014) - Metra today launched “Customize Your Commute,” allowing riders to individually choose when to receive email service alerts and also giving them the option to sign up for a variety of other emails about specialized topics.
The... Read more
(May 15, 2014) - Metra officials today gave U.S. Representative Tammy Duckworth an up-close look at why Metra needs to replace an aging, single-track bridge that carries the Milwaukee West Line over the Fox River near Elgin.
Metra has applied for $... Read more
(May 14, 2014) - Metra, Union Pacific Railroad, Lombard and DuPage County officials broke ground Wednesday on more than $9.7 million in improvements at the Lombard Station along the UP West Line, including a new pedestrian underpass, rebuilt... Read more
(May 12, 2014) - Metra today announced that it has hired Joseph M. Perez, a decorated 28-year veteran of the Illinois State Police Department with a diverse service record, to serve as chief of the Metra Police Department and lead its transformation... Read more
(May 9, 2014) - The Association of American Railroads (AAR) recently recognized Metra for its commitment to employee safety in best safety practices from railroads around the industry at the annual Railroad Safety Leadership Forum in Atlanta. The... Read more
(May 5, 2014) - Metra and Flossmoor Village officials today broke ground on a major $4 million project to rebuild the platforms and related facilities at the Flossmoor Station on Metra’s Electric District Line.
“Station projects like Flossmoor are... Read more
(May 1, 2014) - They are small devices with a tongue-twister name but Metra and its contract carriers, BNSF Railway and Union Pacific Railroad, are hoping they can help minimize delays on our rail system when severe spring and summer storms strike... Read more
(April 29, 2014) - Come out and get an up close look at a Metra locomotive and rail car during Amtrak’s National Train Day on Saturday, May 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Chicago Union Station, Canal Street and Jackson Boulevard in downtown Chicago. ... Read more
(April 23, 2014) - Metra’s Citizens Advisory Board welcomes three new members to its board.
The Citizens Advisory Board (CAB) was formed to provide valuable feedback from customers on Metra’s service and the impact of policies and programs on the... Read more
(April 23, 2014) - Milwaukee Avenue will be closed at its intersection with the Metra Milwaukee North Line in Libertyville from 9 am on May 2 through about noon on May 7 so Metra can completely replace the grade crossing at that location.
A routine... Read more
(April 14, 2014) - Metra has issued a construction scheduled for midday service on the Metra Electric District for a major track maintenance project slated to begin April 17.
Trains operating on the Electric District between 9:20 a.m. and 3:20 p.m.... Read more
(April 11, 2014) - Metra’s Office of Business Diversity & Civil Rights will host a FREE workshop for small, minority, and women-owned businesses on Thursday, May 1, 2014 from 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The DBE workshop will be held at Metra... Read more
(April 11, 2014) -
The Metra Board of Directors today unanimously passed a reform measure aimed at increasing transparency in the hiring process and reinforcing a ban on political influence by requiring all employment-related communications to be... Read more