(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
(November 3, 2010) - Sunday, November 7, 2010, Only Between the Hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Track work will be performed between Richton Park and University Park. To accommodate this work, bussing will be required between these two stations... Read more
(October 29, 2010) - Saturday, October 30, 2010, Only
Beginning at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 30, 2010 and continuing until the first train on Sunday, October 31, 2010, the 59th Street station will be closed due to the “Get Out The Vote” rally in... Read more
(October 29, 2010) - Metra is forming an ADA Advisory Committee. We are looking for Metra commuters who are people with disabilities to serve on a committee that will meet quarterly.
In these meetings, riders with disabilities will meet with Metra... Read more
(October 15, 2010) - The Metra Board of Directors today approved the release of the agency’s proposed 2011 Program and Budget book for public hearing and comment.
Metra’s proposed 2011 budget includes $634.2 million for operations and a $407.5... Read more
(October 13, 2010) - The October issue of Metra’s On the Bi-Level newsletter is asking riders for their input about the idea of implementing “quiet cars” on Metra trains.
As the newsletter says, Metra is not opposed to quiet cars per se, but we’re... Read more
(October 9, 2010) - Responding to a Chicago Tribune story that raised questions about the level of diesel emissions on downtown platforms and onboard trains, Metra on Tuesday said it has hired an independent firm to conduct tests and is forming a... Read more
(September 30, 2010) - Feedback from riders and communities along the Union Pacific North line regarding recent schedule changes has prompted Metra to postpone the project to rebuild 22 bridges on the line until next spring and reinstate the line’s... Read more
(September 28, 2010) - Scheduled track work will take place between Lake Forest and Libertyville on the Milwaukee North Line between the hours of 10:15 a.m. and 5:15 p.m., on Sunday, October 3, 2010-ONLY. This will require bussing between... Read more
(September 28, 2010) - This Thursday (9/30) and Friday (10/1), we will be bussing on the Metra Electric District between UP and Richton due to wire work. One bus will be at University Park at 9:30 AM and 1 bus will be at Richton Station at 9:00 AM (... Read more