(July 21, 2011) - Once again, the City of Chicago's lake front at Grant Park will host Lollapalooza from August 5-7, 2011. During this three day music festival Metra will offer additional service to accommodate festival attendees. In addition, extra... Read more
(June 28, 2011) - Attention Ogilvie and Union Station passengers:
Following the morning rush hour on July 5, 2011, the Chicago Department of Transportation will close Madison Street between Canal and Franklin, a stretch that includes the bridge... Read more
(June 27, 2011) - Metra’s “Quiet Car” Program has been in effect since June 6th. Over the past few weeks we have been working out some of the issues associated with the release of the system-wide program. Metra asks that you be patient as we address... Read more
(June 13, 2011) - Dear Union Pacific West Line customers,
This morning’s commute was disrupted by issues with the Union Pacific. The Union Pacific West Line trains are operated by UP employees. Early this morning the UP realized they were short... Read more
(June 13, 2011) - Dear Union Pacific West Line Customers,
I’d like to update you on this morning’s Union Pacific West Line annulments and delays.
We have consulted with Union Pacific management regarding this morning’s staffing problems and have... Read more
(June 7, 2011) - Dear Passengers,
Metra would like to apologize to all passengers who use the South Concourse of Union Station for the delays and crowded conditions that occurred Friday. We know many passengers were left frustrated and confused... Read more
(May 13, 2011) - After a successful three-month pilot project on the Rock Island Line, Metra has decided to implement Quiet Cars on its remaining 10 lines starting on June 6.
The Rock Island test was conducted from January to April. After the test... Read more
(May 6, 2011) - U.S. Rep. Bobby L. Rush and other officials joined with Metra leaders on Friday to officially dedicate the new Lovana S. “Lou” Jones/Bronzeville Station along the Rock Island Line.
Speakers at the ribbon-cutting ceremony included... Read more
(May 4, 2011) - Based on events that have recently transpired in the Middle East, we ask for your continued support and vigilance in our ongoing efforts to keep rail travel safe. Please remember, if you "see something, say something" and contact any... Read more
(April 25, 2011) - We want your feedback on the "Quiet Car" concept. In order for us to evaluate our riders' opinions of this concept, we have prepared a short survey we would like you to answer. Thank you for taking the time to respond. Your... Read more
(April 15, 2011) - After nearly eleven months of exhaustive and thorough on-site review by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), the FTA has informed Metra it will lift FTA-imposed restrictions on its access to federal funds because of the... Read more
(March 21, 2011) - Metra, along with representatives of the Union Pacific Railroad and the City of Chicago, invite you to a public forum at which plans will be available of streetscape, station and other improvements associated with the scheduled... Read more
(March 14, 2011) - Metra will resume work in April on a major project to replace 22 aging bridges along the Union Pacific North line on the north side of Chicago, as well as to build a completely new Ravenswood Station.
Unlike last summer, when... Read more