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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


(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
(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


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