(March 29, 2010) - Metra is sending out Twitter alerts! There is a main Metra Twitter account that contains each tweet from the corresponding lines. Each line also has an established Twitter account which contains only alerts for that particular... Read more
(March 25, 2010) - Metra has unveiled a mobile website that is streamlined to be compatible with iPhones, Blackberries and any other portable web-enabled devices.
The mobile site offers the most popular features of our regular site in a format... Read more
(March 2, 2010) - What is the “most outrageous letter” ever published in Metra’s on-board newsletter? Why did one rider use its pages to thank a woman who threw a glass of water at her? Is there a polite way to turn a magazine page? Who is the... Read more
(January 28, 2010) - The Regional Transportation Authority’s Travel Information Center (TIC) will be closed on Friday, January 29, beginning at 7 p.m. and will re-open on Saturday, January 30 at 7 a.m., due to the building’s water supply being... Read more
(January 20, 2010) - Metra is now accepting credit cards at all of its downtown stations, all other manned stations and at the 14 busiest Metra Electric stations.
Metra takes Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover cards for all ticket... Read more
(January 11, 2010) - Metra officials, U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, Elburn Village President Dave Anderson and other community leaders marked the opening of expanded parking facilities at the Elburn Station on Metra’s Union Pacific West Line during a... Read more
(January 6, 2010) - Metra’s new fare structure, including adjustments in one-way fares and the first change in the cost of weekend passes since the program began in 1991, begins on Feb. 1. But most Metra riders won’t be affected, because the vast... Read more
(December 28, 2009) - Metra and community leaders marked the opening of expanded parking facilities at the Pingree Road Station on Metra’s Union Pacific Northwest Line (UP-NW) in Crystal Lake during a ribbon-cutting ceremony today.
The new lot... Read more
(December 3, 2009) - Commuters who use the Ogilvie Transportation Center and others who live and work nearby can now enjoy the sights, sounds and especially the aromas of the Chicago French Market within MetraMarket, the West Loop’s newest shopping... Read more
(November 13, 2009) - The Metra Board of Directors today approved a $613 million operating budget that calls for no changes in commuter rail service in 2010 but does include changes in one-way fares and weekend ticket prices.
The budget will now... Read more
(November 2, 2009) - In response to feedback from numerous riders about our new website, Metra has added a way to quickly and easily view the entire schedule for each of our 11 lines.
With just three clicks, riders can view a page displaying the... Read more
(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