(March 2, 2011) - Metra’s Emissions Task Force, formed by the rail agency to investigate the level of diesel emissions on trains and downtown platforms and to identify ways to improve air quality, met March 2 to discuss recent activity. Metra has... Read more
(February 25, 2011) - Beginning the reform work he was hired to perform, new Metra CEO Alex Clifford used a special Metra board meeting today to describe policy changes he has already implemented and outline changes or strategies he will soon... Read more
(February 22, 2011) - A new pedestrian grade crossing system is being activated at eight stations on the Union Pacific West Line on March 1, 2011. The Another Train Warning System (ATWS) is part of a $132 million project that aims to improve the... Read more
(February 3, 2011) - The BNSF line has added two Naperville-Rt.59 express trains to its schedule for this afternoon, February 3. The new express trains will depart Chicago Union Station at 5:05 p.m. and 5:35 p.m. For the complete modified Feb. 3... Read more
(February 2, 2011) - Metra will be operating regularly scheduled service on Friday, February 4, 2011. Due to continuing severe weather conditions, passengers may encounter minor delays in the arrival and departure of their trains. We apologize for... Read more
(February 1, 2011) - The Metra Board of Directors has selected Alexander D. Clifford, an executive with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, to be the commuter rail agency’s Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer.
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(February 1, 2011) - Due to the severe blizzard warning for the Chicago region, Metra will be providing extra service in the early afternoon from its downtown terminals on several of its lines to accommodate customers who will be departing work... Read more
(January 19, 2011) - In an effort to incorporate more community input on Metra policies and services, Metra announces the return of the Citizens Advisory Board.
In December 2010, the Metra Board of Directors took steps to reestablish the Metra... Read more
(January 14, 2011) - Metra staff updated the Board of Directors about the task force’s work at the January 14 board meeting. Please click here for Powerpoint Presentation. The task force is composed of Metra officials and representatives of its... Read more
(January 3, 2011) - On January 10, 2011, the first and last cars of Rock Island trains will go quiet in rush hour – or quieter, anyway.
That’s the day Metra will begin its test of the “quiet car” concept on the Rock. As we said last month, the... Read more
(January 3, 2011) - Will Wacker Drive reconstruction impact your Metra commute? Starting January 3rd, and weather permitting, Randolph and Washington streets between Canal and Wacker will be closed, impacting bus pick-up locations and necessitating... Read more
(December 17, 2010) - Metra’s Emissions Task Force, formed by the rail agency to investigate the level of diesel emissions on trains and downtown platforms and to identify ways to improve air quality, has taken several steps since it was formed last... Read more
(November 17, 2010) - On Tuesday, November 16, 2010, Metra began testing the air quality onboard some passenger cars and at downtown terminals.
Recent questions were raised about the level of diesel emissions on downtown platforms and trains.... Read more
(November 10, 2010) - Due to track work beginning Friday, November 12, 2010, at 8:00 p.m., inbound and outbound trains on the Union Pacific West Line are expected to operate up to 30 minutes behind schedule. Please see the list below for expected... Read more