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(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
(August 18, 2010) - The winners of Metra’s 2009-2010 safety poster & essay contest were honored during the August 14 meeting of the Board of Directors. The contest, in its fourth year, drew nearly 4,500 entries from students across the region... Read more
(August 13, 2010) -   Our Strategic Recommendations on Establishing a Strong, Independent and Sustainable Function:   Report
(August 6, 2010) - Metra today released the final version of a new schedule for the Union Pacific North line that will take effect on August 22. The schedule is being changed because a major, $185-million project to replace 22 bridges on the line on... Read more
(August 5, 2010) - Metra Chairman Carole Doris testimony before the State of Illinois Senate Committee on State Government and Veterans Affairs on July 28, 2010. Click here for the meeting presentation. Click here for the written testimony letter.
(August 5, 2010) - Metra and Alderman Gene Schulter (47th) are pleased to announce that Metra is ready to move forward with building a bigger and better Ravenswood Station at its current location on the Union Pacific North Line. The station overhaul... Read more
(July 29, 2010) - Beginning, Monday, August 2, 2010 & Continuing until December 31, 2010   Metra will begin work on the rehabilitation of the Joliet Union Depot, Heritage Corridor Platforms. This work will be divided into two phases and the... Read more
(July 27, 2010) - On Saturday, August 7, 2010 the BNSF Belmont Station will be closed and not available for passenger use in order to initiate the first phase of the construction of the new grade separation at Belmont Road. Track work in the area... Read more
(July 27, 2010) - Thursday, July 29, 2010, Only   Between the Hours of 9:15 a.m. and 3:00 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
(July 22, 2010) - Metra will be holding three open house forums over the next two weeks to provide Union Pacific North line riders with information about a major bridge reconstruction project that will require changes to the UP North schedule... Read more

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