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(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
(September 22, 2010) - Dear Union Pacific North Line passengers,   After a thorough review of the revised schedule that was supposed to take effect on Sunday, Metra has decided to postpone a schedule change until the first week of October.   When... Read more
(September 20, 2010) - The Regional Transportation Authority’s Travel Information Center (TIC) will be closed on Sunday, September 26, beginning at 5 a.m. and will re-openon Tuesday, September 28 at 7 a.m., due to the TIC relocating. Callers will be... Read more
(September 17, 2010) - Inbound riders who use the Ravenswood Station on the Union Pacific North line should note that after 10 a.m. on Sept. 21, Metra will begin picking up and dropping off passengers at the new temporary platform on the north side... Read more
(September 17, 2010) - Metra’s new Union Pacific North schedule will begin Sunday, Sept. 26.   The schedule has been adjusted to address issues that arose after the August 22 schedule change. That change was made due to a major project to rebuild 22... Read more
(September 10, 2010) - Metra and other law enforcement agencies will have a visible presence at rail stations across the region today as part of an exercise to demonstrate interagency cooperation and coordination in counterterrorism and incident... Read more
(September 9, 2010) - Metra’s redesigned website celebrates its first anniversary today. The redesigned, customer-friendly site, www.metrarail.com, was launched a year ago on 9-9-09.    In addition to a more user-friendly design, a number of... Read more
(September 8, 2010) - Please be advised that on Monday, September 13th, Phase II of the Winnetka Station rehabilitation project will begin.   After the AM rush, the stairways at Oak Street will be closed and commuters will be directed to use the new... Read more
(September 8, 2010) - The final round of public meetings for the Metra SouthEast Service Alternatives Analysis study are set for Sept. 22 and Sept. 28. The meetings are an opportunity for the public to provide feedback on the proposed Locally... Read more
(August 27, 2010) - We know this past week has been difficult on our UP North Line riders and we apologize for the problems you experienced as we switched to the new schedule. We tried to anticipate how our riders would use trains under the new... Read more
(August 26, 2010) - Beginning August 27, 2010 and continuing through and including September 3, 2010   Grade Crossing Repairs   Grade crossing repairs will begin at Fairview Avenue on August 27, 2010.  This will cause Fairview Avenue road crossing... Read more

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