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(October 22, 2009) - Due to a Union Pacific Railroad freight train derailment at 21st Street, the afternoon and evening service on the SouthWest Service Line will be modified for today.   The following modified outbound schedule for trains departing... Read more
(October 21, 2009) - Tuesday, December 1, 2009 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. Chicago Hilton & Towers 720 South Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605   This event provides suppliers, manufacturers, contractors, and professional firms with opportunities to... Read more
(October 16, 2009) - At a time when the economy is tough and base sales tax receipts have eroded to a 10-year low, the Metra Board of Directors on Friday unveiled a $613 million operating budget that calls for no changes in commuter rail service in... Read more
(September 28, 2009) - Metra officials joined with Winnetka President Jessica Tucker and other local officials on Monday to break ground on the reconstruction and rehabilitation of the Winnetka train station on the Union Pacific North line.   The... Read more
(September 17, 2009) - CVS/pharmacy, the nation’s largest retail pharmacy chain will celebrate the grand opening of its newest downtown Chicago location in MetraMarket on September 20, 2009.    Located on the northeast corner of Washington and... Read more
(September 11, 2009) - Metra today entered into an intergovernmental agreement with Western Illinois University’s Center for the Application of Information Technologies (CAIT) to provide computer-based training courses for employees throughout the... Read more
(September 9, 2009) - The aroma of fresh bread, gourmet coffee and flowers will soon be tempting commuters who use the Olgilvie Transportation Center (OTC) and all those live and work in the West Loop when MetraMarket opens this fall along the rail... Read more
(September 9, 2009) - Fresh produce, fragrant flowers and even honey, bread and cheese straight from their makers, farmers’ markets have all the ingredients to play on the senses.   The Chicago region is host to dozens of Farmers’ Markets located... Read more
(September 9, 2009) - “Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men's blood…” Daniel H. Burnham, (1864-1912)   These words outlined Daniel Burnham’s vision for Chicago and the American city. 2009 marks a century since Daniel Burnham and... Read more
(September 9, 2009) - Summer days may be coming to an end but September in Chicago is celebrated with a wide variety of festivals and street fairs. Metra’s weekend ticket is your passport to city fun. Five dollars buys you unlimited rides on Metra... Read more
(June 30, 2009) - Metra riders will soon see security teams from the federal Transportation Security Administration patrolling on commuter trains in the Chicago area.   The effort is not in response to a specific threat but rather is part of a... Read more
(June 29, 2009) - Metra broke ground today on a new station in Chicago at 35th St. along the Rock Island line, a project that promises another mass transit alternative for White Sox fans, Illinois Institute of Technology students, local workers and... Read more
(June 12, 2009) - Metra has won the E.H. Harriman Memorial bronze medal for employee safety during 2008. The Harriman Award, named after Edward H. Harriman, a pioneer in railroading, is given annually to the top three railroads in each class with... Read more
(June 2, 2009) - Concerts will begin and end on a high note for music buffs who take advantage of Metra’s seasonal rail service to and from Ravinia Park this summer.   Those planning to attend any of the concerts at the 2009 Ravinia Festival, which... Read more
(June 2, 2009) - Metra will extend its popular “Family Fares” program to include weekdays, starting Monday, June 15 through Friday, September 4.   Normally available only on weekends and holidays, Metra’s “Family Fares” allow up to three children... Read more

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