Metra is launching a new $10 All-Day Pass on June 1 and strongly encouraging customers to buy it in the Ventra app, giving them a “Touch Less, Pay Less” option to ride its trains safely and affordably. Click here for details.
Most Metra lines operating weekend service (except the Metra Electric) have temporarily changed to Sunday schedules for both Saturday and Sunday service. Saturday service on Metra’s SouthWest Service Line is suspended until further notice. The Metra Electric Line will continue to operate Saturday schedules on Saturdays and Sunday schedules on Sunday.
Per Gov Pritzker’s Executive Order, please wear a face covering while riding the train. Customers are required to wear a mask or face covering in public places when a six-foot social distance cannot be maintained. Help us keep everyone safe from COVID-19.
Please use the Ventra app to purchase tickets. The app can be downloaded free from the App Store or Google Play.
(September 30, 2014) - Metra will re-open the platforms at the Downers Grove Main Street Station during the morning rush hour on Wednesday, Oct. 1.
Commuters using the Downers Grove Main Street Station will have complete access to the inbound and... Read more
(September 25, 2014) - Metra launched its annual Safety Poster and Essay Contest today during a rally at Norman Bridge Elementary on the city’s north side. The theme for the 2014-2015 edition of the contest will be “Unplug for Safety: Look, Listen... Read more
(September 23, 2014) - Heritage Corridor and Rock Island Line riders who board in Joliet will need to start using different platforms after the morning rush hour on Friday, Sept. 26.
The current platforms adjoining Joliet Union Station will be... Read more
(September 23, 2014) - Metra today announced that it is revising its “Bikes on Trains” policy to replace bans during exceptionally busy periods with “warning dates,” in which bicycles will be allowed but owners will be cautioned that crowded... Read more
(September 19, 2014) - Metra has been awarded a $20,000 grant from Operation Lifesaver for a new public education safety campaign “See Tracks? Think Train!” which will appear on banners affixed to the side of eight rail cars.
Metra is one of 11... Read more
(September 15, 2014) - Metra is participating in Illinois Rail Safety Week, Sept. 14 - Sept. 20. Sponsored by the State of Illinois, this new statewide initiative is designed to promote vehicle and pedestrian safety around railroad tracks and trains... Read more
(September 15, 2014) - Metra Police Chief Joseph M. Perez is this year’s recipient of the Hector Jordan Lifetime Achievement Award from the Hispanic Illinois State Law Enforcement Association (HISLEA).
Chief Perez, who joined Metra in May 2014... Read more
(September 15, 2014) - The September meeting of the Metra Board of Directors will be held in Libertyville, continuing the board’s efforts to promote greater openness and transparency to riders in the six-county Chicago metropolitan area.
The meeting... Read more
(September 8, 2014) - Metra Union Pacific West Line riders will see alterations to midday and weekend train schedules when a major rail replacement project gets underway Sept. 15.
From Sept. 15 through Oct. 15, Union Pacific forces will replace the... Read more
(September 4, 2014) - The costs associated with Metra’s settlement with former Executive Director/CEO Alex Clifford last year totaled about $1.3 million, according to a final accounting that was requested by Metra Board Chairman Martin Oberman and... Read more
(August 25, 2014) - Metra took yet another step towards reform at the agency by hiring the Bronner Group, a well-respected and experienced auditing firm specializing in government work, to manage the internal auditing function at Metra on an interim... Read more
(August 15, 2014) - Winners of the 2014 edition of Metra’s Safety Poster and Essay Contest were honored Friday at the August meeting of the Metra Board of Directors.
Sixteen students from across the Metra service area who placed first in the poster... Read more
(August 14, 2014) - Metra’s Safety Director Hilary Konczal was recently honored by the DuPage Railroad Safety Council (DRSC) for his strong commitment to railroad safety.
The DRSC presented Konczal with the Lauren Elizabeth Wilson Award, which... Read more
(August 12, 2014) - Metra riders who use the Aurora Transportation Center at 233 N. Broadway in Aurora are advised that work on an ADA ramp will briefly impact the station’s main pedestrian crossing, the northernmost crossing. Construction is set to... Read more
(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