(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
(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