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(March 21, 2018) - The Metra Board of Directors today approved a $29.4 million contract for the renovation and expansion of the mechanical shops that house the agency’s railcar and locomotive rehab programs. The improvements will enable Metra to... Read more
(March 19, 2018) - Metra’s busiest line, the BNSF Line between Aurora and Chicago Union Station, will be the first Metra line to have the new Positive Train Control (PTC) safety system fully operational – but the enhancement will require a... Read more
(March 15, 2018) - Metra will kick off a $2.95 million project to renovate the LaSalle Street Station concourse on Monday, March 26. Rock Island Line customers may need to alter their walking routes to and from the station as the project progresses... Read more
(March 12, 2018) - A major tie replacement project between Libertyville and Fox Lake will impact midday and weekend service on the northernmost part of Metra’s Milwaukee District North Line during the month of April, including a shutdown of the line... Read more
(March 7, 2018) - Metra will make extra stops on the Rock Island Line for those attending the South Side Irish Parade on Sunday, March 11 and offer extra service on several lines to accommodate those attending Chicago’s downtown St. Patrick’s Day... Read more
(February 21, 2018) - The Metra Board of Directors today approved the purchase of up to 21 used F59PHI locomotives for $1.3 million each, allowing Metra to quickly supplement its locomotive fleet while continuing a longer-term procurement of... Read more
(February 8, 2018) - With a major snowstorm heading our way, Metra’s BNSF Line to Aurora will operate on an alternative schedule Friday to minimize the potential for weather-related service disruptions. Metra also is mobilizing its crews and snow-... Read more
(February 7, 2018) - The new Heritage Corridor platform will open to the public on Monday, February 12, 2018. This new raised brick paver platform is located between the tracks for boarding of Amtrak or Metra Heritage Corridor trains on either side... Read more
(February 6, 2018) -  If you plan to attend the Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place Feb. 10 through Feb. 19, let Metra take you there. With Metra’s convenient schedules, getting to the Auto Show has never been easier, especially on the Metra... Read more
(January 31, 2018) -  Metra Electric Line riders should plan for temporary schedule changes, including the cancellation of some trains, late Saturday, Feb. 3 and early Sunday, Feb. 4 to accommodate a city of Chicago construction project at 41st... Read more
(January 22, 2018) - Metra will hold a series of public open houses next month to gather customer feedback about several potential changes to its fare structure and ticket options. Customers who can’t attend one of the open houses can review the... Read more
(January 17, 2018) - Metra will offer extra service on its busiest lines this Saturday to accommodate the expected higher ridership for the Women’s March Chicago. Additional trains will run on the BNSF, UP North, UP Northwest and UP West lines.... Read more
(January 16, 2018) -  Metra reminds its customers that fare increases go into effect Feb. 1 and trims to service on four lines begin Feb. 5. As of Feb. 1: The price of One-Way Tickets will increase by 25 cents in all zones (a 2.3 percent to 6.7... Read more
(January 12, 2018) - Service to the new Romeoville Station on Metra’s Heritage Corridor Line will begin on Feb. 5, 2018. It will be the first new stop on the Heritage Corridor since Metra’s creation in 1984 and the first new stop on any Chicago area... Read more
(January 4, 2018) - Metra has issued a request for proposals (RFP) to begin to replace its aging fleet of engines with new or remanufactured locomotives. The locomotive RFP, which was issued last week, calls for a base order of at least 12 new or 15... Read more

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