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Coronavirus information
First Published - 06/07/2020 - 2:04PM

Metra trains are operating on alternate weekday and weekend schedules posted here, 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 - 08/10/2020 - 12:04PM


(December 16, 2019) - Metra will modify train schedules on several days, offer special holiday passes, and expand its Family Fares program in the coming weeks to better serve the needs of customers during the holiday season.  On Monday, Dec. 23,... Read more
(December 12, 2019) - Metra and Operation North Pole (ONP) are encouraging Chicago area residents to come out this Saturday, Dec. 14 to cheer on the families participating in ONP’s annual holiday train trip for seriously and terminally ill children... Read more
(December 11, 2019) - For the first time in its history, Metra will offer free rides across its system on New Year’s Eve and discounted fares on New Year’s Day. Rides will be free on every Metra train that arrives or departs downtown Chicago... Read more
(December 3, 2019) - Metra again will partner with the U.S Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Foundation for a holiday toy drive at all five downtown Chicago Metra stations on Tuesday, Dec. 10. New and unwrapped toys or cash donations will be... Read more
(November 22, 2019) - Metra will modify schedules on most lines Wednesday, Nov. 27, to help customers get an early start on their Thanksgiving plans. “Thanksgiving is a time meant to be spent with family, and we want to make it as easy as possible... Read more
(November 21, 2019) - Five streets on Chicago’s North Side will experience closures at various times between Nov. 26 and Dec. 23 as contractors continue the work to replace bridges along Metra’s Union Pacific North Line. The closures at Berteau,... Read more
(November 15, 2019) - Metra will add trains and expand seating capacity on Saturday, Nov. 23 for the BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival, which, for many, has become the official kickoff of the holiday season. In anticipation of the... Read more
(November 8, 2019) - The Metra Board of Directors today approved a $15.5 million contract to purchase and install cameras inside the commuter railroad’s passenger cars. The contract was awarded to Railhead Corporation of Burr Ridge, Illinois, and... Read more
(November 8, 2019) - The Metra Board of Directors today approved a 2020 operating budget that keeps expenses in check, does not require a fare increase, and provides  $480.5 million for capital investment in locomotives and railcars, stations,... Read more
(November 6, 2019) - Metra joined with officials from Cary and McHenry County today to dedicate the new station facility at Metra’s Cary Station on the Union Pacific North Line. The $3.3 million project included a completely new 1,400-square-foot... Read more
(November 5, 2019) - Metra Union Pacific West Line passengers can expect delays of 15 minutes on all trains from 8 p.m. Friday night, Nov. 8 until 5 a.m. Monday morning, Nov. 11, while Union Pacific workers place a new third track into service... Read more
(October 30, 2019) - Tracks on both Metra’s Milwaukee District North and Union Pacific Northwest lines will be taken out of service late Saturday evening, Nov. 2, and early Sunday morning, Nov. 3, while workers replace track components at a crossing... Read more
(October 24, 2019) - Metra will offer early getaway service from downtown on its four busiest lines Thursday, Oct. 31 to help its customers get home in time for Halloween activities. Metra’s Union Pacific North, Northwest and West lines and the BNSF... Read more
(October 24, 2019) - Metra, the Transportation Security Administration, the village of Mokena and other area police and fire departments will be conducting an emergency drill on Saturday, Oct. 26 at the Hickory Creek Station on the Rock Island Line... Read more
(October 23, 2019) - A major tie replacement project on the BNSF Line between Downers Grove and Aurora will be condensed into a single weekend (Oct. 25-27) to minimize the impact on commuter service, Metra announced today. Schedule alterations,... Read more


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