(July 10, 2017) - Metra today announced it will offer unlimited ride, two-day train passes to this year’s Lollapalooza music festival, Aug. 3 through Aug. 6. Passes are $10 for Thursday and Friday, Aug. 3 and 4 (valid on trains arriving downtown at... Read more
(July 6, 2017) - Metra’s Office of Diversity and Civil Rights will host a free certification workshop for small, minority- and women-owned businesses from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 12 at Metra headquarters, located at 547 W. Jackson Blvd.... Read more
(July 5, 2017) - Metra has been invited by the village of Homewood to hold an informational meeting to detail renovation plans for the Homewood Station on the Metra Electric Line. The meeting will take place at 7 p.m. on Monday, July 10, in the... Read more
(June 30, 2017) - In a ribbon-cutting ceremony this morning, officials from the Village of Maywood joined Metra Executive Director/CEO Don Orseno in opening the new Maywood Metra station at N. 5th Ave. & Main St.
The 878.5 sq. ft. indoor station... Read more
(June 30, 2017) - Metra will offer extra trains and altered schedules on its BNSF Line and Union Pacific Northwest Line for customers attending the Taste of Chicago, the city’s annual food festival. This year’s foodie extravaganza highlighting... Read more
(June 28, 2017) - Metra will offer early getaway service on Friday, June 30, and altered service Monday, July 3 on most lines to help customers get a jump start on their Fourth of July celebrations.
Most Metra lines will add and shift train... Read more
(June 28, 2017) - Metra today announced the addition of a new vendor to LaSalle Street Station. Gobble Doggs, a local, family-owned business that specializes in turkey hot dogs served with gourmet toppings, will officially open on Friday, June 30.... Read more
(June 26, 2017) - Eighty-three percent of Metra customers are satisfied with Metra overall and nearly 90 percent of customers are likely to recommend Metra to others, according to the results of the 2016 customer satisfaction survey. The overall... Read more
(June 21, 2017) - After a yearlong pilot program to test a new style of seats with armrests, built-in cup holders and better head, neck and lumbar support, Metra today announced plans to purchase and install the new, modern seats on an ongoing basis... Read more
(June 21, 2017) - Metra today announced the hiring of Jayne K. Deno, a respected executive with 20 years of experience, as its new chief human resources officer.
Deno comes to Metra with a solid track record of success in several facets of human... Read more
(June 21, 2017) - Metra in May posted an on-time performance rate of 96.5 percent, exceeding its goal for the 27th consecutive month, and also exceeding the five-year average for the month of May of 96 percent.
Metra’s goal is to operate at least 95... Read more
(June 20, 2017) - Metra is adding train service this Sunday, June 25 to accommodate those attending the 48th Annual Chicago Pride Parade. The parade kicks off at noon at Montrose Avenue and Broadway Street in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood and ends... Read more
(June 15, 2017) - Stony Island Avenue will be closed at the intersection with the Metra Electric South Chicago Branch Line tracks at 71st Street from June 22 to June 29 while Metra crews replace all the components of the railroad crossing.
Traffic... Read more
(June 7, 2017) - Metra will make it easier for Chicago music lovers to attend Blues Fest and Spring Awakening this weekend by adding extra trains on four of its most heavily traveled lines on Friday, June 9, and Saturday, June 10. Other lines will... Read more
(June 5, 2017) - Get the most enjoyment out of Ravinia concerts this summer by leaving the car behind and taking Metra’s Union Pacific North Line to Ravinia Park’s front gate.
Those planning to attend any of the concerts at 2017 Ravinia Festival can... Read more