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(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
(April 10, 2014) - New schedules will go into effect next week for Metra riders on the Milwaukee District North Line to Fox Lake and the Milwaukee District West Line to Elgin. Schedules will be changed on three North Line trains and two West Line... Read more
(April 9, 2014) - As part of Metra and BNSF Railway’s efforts to maintain and improve the quality of service, a major tie replacement and track resurfacing project will be getting underway during the last two weeks of April on Metra’s BNSF Line to... Read more
(April 7, 2014) - Spring has officially arrived and with it construction season. Metra is advising commuters who use the BNSF Line’s Downers Grove Main Street Station to be aware that a platform replacement project set to begin this month will close... Read more
(April 3, 2014) - It has now been six months since a new leadership team has taken over the reins at Metra. There is no question that our agency has had a really rough stretch and that the injuries were self-inflicted – not by the hard-working rank-... Read more
(April 1, 2014) - Hoping to promote greater openness and participation in the region’s public transportation planning and governance process, the Metra Board of Directors will hold its next regularly scheduled meeting in DuPage County. “The Metra... Read more
(March 27, 2014) - Metra Chairman Martin J. Oberman today announced the appointment of board member Norman Carlson to chair the newly constituted Board Audit Committee and to oversee the financial activities of the agency. Carlson has more than 40... Read more
(March 21, 2014) - The Metra Board of Directors today approved an $8.1 million contract to construct a pedestrian underpass and related improvements at the Lombard Station along the UP West Line. The contract was awarded to John Burns Construction... Read more
(March 5, 2014) - Metra’s Office of Business Diversity & Civil Rights will host a FREE Certification Workshop for small minority and/or women-owned businesses on Thursday, March 27, 2014 from 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  The Disadvantaged Business... Read more
(February 25, 2014) - A digital billboard touting Metra as the Chicago area’s “Real Expressway” has been honored with a local Silver Addy award from the American Advertising Federation. The billboard, created by Staples Marketing and Metra’s... Read more

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