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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 30, 2019) - Metra CEO/Executive Director Jim Derwinski joined U.S. Rep. Bobby L. Rush, State Sen. Jacqueline Collins and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today to celebrate the upcoming construction of a new Metra station to... Read more
(September 23, 2019) - Metra today launched its 14th Annual Safety Poster and Essay Contest, asking students to illustrate through posters and essays the importance of safe behaviors near the railroad. This year’s theme: “Obey the Signs” emphasizes... Read more
(September 19, 2019) - Metra joins a national effort to raise awareness and stress the importance of safe behavior near the railroad tracks, as the U.S and Canada observe Rail Safety Week in North America, Sept. 22-28. Throughout the week, Metra and... Read more
(September 11, 2019) - Metra today announced that it will not raise fares in 2020, the second year in a row that it has not asked customers to pay more. The agency also announced that, thanks to the new state capital program, it will budget $2.6... Read more
(September 10, 2019) - Music fans headed to this year’s Riot Fest can ditch the traffic and parking fees by making Metra part of their travel plans. To accommodate concertgoers, Metra BNSF trains will make extra stops at its Western Avenue Station... Read more
(September 5, 2019) - Metra will provide busing for Elgin passengers Saturday, Sept. 14 in order to place its new bridge across the Fox River into service. Between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14, Metra Milwaukee District West Line... Read more
(August 27, 2019) - Metra will host its 5th Annual On Track to Success Vendor Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 4 to provide contracting information and networking opportunities to current and prospective Metra vendors who are interested in doing business... Read more
(August 26, 2019) - The UP West Line schedule will not change Sept. 3 as previously announced, and the current schedule will continue. Union Pacific, which owns the three UP lines in the Metra system and operates them with their own employees under... Read more
(August 23, 2019) -  Metra will offer early getaway service from downtown on Friday, Aug. 30 to help commuters get an early start on the summer’s last holiday weekend. Ahead of Labor Day weekend, early departure schedules will be in effect for nine... Read more
(August 20, 2019) - U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today announced that Metra will receive $17,840,000 from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for rail improvements. The funding will support the construction of... Read more
(August 20, 2019) - Metra will introduce new schedules Sept. 3 on four Metra lines that contain mostly minor adjustments and include the continuation of a pilot program that added weekend service on the UP Northwest and BNSF lines. The other two... Read more
(August 12, 2019) - Every year, thousands of people from across the Chicago region crowd the city’s lakefront to watch the impressive displays of military and civilian flight aerobatics during the annual Chicago Air and Water Show. Metra makes going... Read more
(July 29, 2019) - Metra and Chicago State University are proud to announce that Metra has agreed to rehabilitate and transform the 95th Street Station on its Metra Electric Line by building a new station branded “95th Street/Chicago State University... Read more
(July 26, 2019) - Metra joined with Libertyville and Lake County officials today to dedicate the newly renovated station facility at Metra’s Libertyville Station on the Milwaukee District North Line. The $1.3 million project includes a complete... Read more
(July 25, 2019) - Update on Monday Aug. 12: Foster Avenue at the Union Pacific North Line railroad tracks in Chicago will remain closed through Friday, Aug. 16.  Foster Avenue at the Union Pacific North Line railroad tracks will be closed to through... Read more


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