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(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
(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

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