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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. For all other information relating to Metra's response to the pandemic, click here.

Last Updated - 07/07/2020 - 9:09AM


(April 30, 2015) - The Illinois Department of Transportation is holding a series of informal public meetings throughout the state to establish priorities for future investment in the state’s transportation system. These meetings are intended to be a... Read more
(April 28, 2015) - The votes have been tallied and Metra today announced the news that school-age children across the region have been waiting for – the names of the winners of its 2015 Safety Poster and Essay Contest. Metra received more than 4,800... Read more
(April 28, 2015) - Metra will host a job fair and small business expo on Thursday, April 30, 2015, 10 am – 2 pm.  The event will be held at Trickster Art Gallery, 190 S. Roselle in Schaumburg. It is free and open to the public. This event is... Read more
(April 21, 2015) - Milwaukee District North Line riders who patronize the Deerfield Station should be advised that on Friday, May 1, Metra forces will begin construction work to rehabilitate both the inbound and outbound platforms. The project,... Read more
(April 16, 2015) - Representatives of Metra management and transportation unions joined officials from the Federal Railroad Administration on Thursday to announce the creation of a “Confidential Close Call Reporting System,” which is designed to... Read more
(April 10, 2015) - Midday and weekend service will be impacted on Metra’s Milwaukee District Lines this spring through fall due to tie replacement and switch replacement projects.  Riders should note that construction schedules are in effect for... Read more
(April 9, 2015) - In highlighting the need for a stronger, and a more effective regional transportation system, the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA), Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Metra, Pace and Amtrak, along with U.S. Senator Dick Durbin... Read more
(April 6, 2015) - Metra riders who patronize the Downers Grove Main Street Station should be advised that beginning Monday, April 13 construction is set to resume at the station, closing the east ends of the inbound and outbound boarding platforms... Read more
(March 31, 2015) - The Metra Board of Directors has approved a $12.6 million contract to replace a diverse set of aging, back office financial systems with a modern, fully integrated system that can better support the railroad’s operational and... Read more
(March 26, 2015) - Employees at the Esplanade office complex in Downers Grove will have an all-new commuting option starting April 6, thanks to the collaborative efforts of Metra, Pace, the Regional Transportation Authority, Transportation... Read more
(March 16, 2015) - Metra’s online campaign promoting the rail service as the gateway to summer fun in Chicagoland was recently honored with a Silver ADDY award from the American Advertising Federation. The online banner ad campaign, created by... Read more
(February 13, 2015) - The Metra Board of Directors today approved one of the first components of the agency’s ambitious plan to modernize its rolling stock, authorizing  a $91.1 million contract to rehabilitate 41 locomotives. The contract to... Read more
(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


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