(July 16, 2010) - Work will begin in August 2010 on a $185M bridge and retaining wall construction project on the Union Pacific North Line. A total of 22 bridges on the north side of Chicago will be replaced, with the construction split into two... Read more
(July 13, 2010) - Beginning July 15, 2010 and continuing until October 1, 2010:
Construction of a new platform, lights and retaining wall will begin at the Round Lake station. Work will begin on the east end of the platform. During the first phase... Read more
(June 15, 2010) - The Metra Board of Directors at its June 11 meeting hired the accounting firm of Blackman Kallick to undertake an independent risk assessment and to provide advice to the board on governance, financial controls and oversight.
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(June 11, 2010) - Starting July 12, nearly two dozen weekday trains on the Metra BNSF Line will see minor schedule changes to accommodate a major construction project and/or to make the schedules more reliable.
In most cases, the trains will have... Read more
(June 10, 2010) - In order to accommodate the anticipated increase in ridership generated by the Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup Championship Celebration, Metra will be adding additional service.
For specific train schedules and information related... Read more
(June 1, 2010) - Metra will extend its popular "Weekend Family Fares" program to include weekdays, starting Monday, June 11, through Labor Day. Normally available only on weekends and holidays, Metra’s “Family Fares” allow up to three children age... Read more
(May 27, 2010) - Fairview Avenue Commuters
Beginning June 1, 2010 And continuing through and including June 7, 2010. This work will be completed on June 8, 2010.
Grade Crossing Repairs
Grade crossing repairs will begin at Fairview Avenue on June 1,... Read more
(May 26, 2010) - Hillard Heintze firm to lead interim Office of Inspector General and find permanent IG Advisory firm sought to perform risk assessment, financial control study
The Metra Board of Directors has named the security and investigations... Read more
(May 20, 2010) - Saturday May 22, 2010 and Sunday May 23, 2010 only, Scheduled track maintenance will be performed in the limits of the Western Springs station. To accommodate this work, the south platform (platform #2) will be taken out of service... Read more
(May 20, 2010) - Beginning Tuesday, May25th and continuing until Saturday, May 29th:
Due to electrical repair work, the main steps and top landing at Route 59 will have to be excavated. This will require the main steps to be barricaded and the... Read more
(May 12, 2010) - Saturday, May 15, 2010 & Sunday, May 16, 2010
The Rock Island Engineering Department will be doing scheduled track work between Brainerd and Gresham on the Beverly Sub District. Morning and afternoon trains will operate on... Read more
(May 4, 2010) - The Milwaukee District North line will be starting a major track rehabilitation and tie replacement project from Healy to Northbrook, beginning Thursday, May 6, 2010 through Wednesday, June 30, 2010. This work will be completed... Read more
(April 30, 2010) - This morning the Metra Board of Directors held an emergency meeting to discuss hiring outside legal counsel to initiate an inquiry into reports of potential irregularities allegedly involving Metra’s Executive Director Phil Pagano... Read more
(April 28, 2010) - Beginning Thursday, April 29, 2010, and continuing for approximately three weeks, the northern half of the station side platform will be closed due to construction.
Please use the southern half of this platform to board and exit... Read more