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Coronavirus information
First Published - 06/07/2020 - 2:04PM

Metra trains are operating on alternate weekday and weekend schedules posted here, with no weekend service on the North Central Service, Southwest Service, Heritage Corridor and the Blue Island Branch of the Metra Electric Line. For all other information relating to Metra's response to the pandemic, click here.

Last Updated - 08/10/2020 - 12:04PM


(October 23, 2019) - Metra will implement minor revisions to the schedule for its Milwaukee District North Line service to Fox Lake. The new schedule will take effect Monday, Nov. 4 and will replace the interim schedule in effect on the line since... Read more
(October 16, 2019) - Due to declining on-site ticket sales at the Evanston Central Street Station on the Union Pacific North Line, Union Pacific Railroad will close the station’s ticket office at the end of business on Thursday, Oct. 31. Ticket... Read more
(October 9, 2019) - Metra will operate extra early morning inbound and early afternoon outbound trains on five of its lines for participants and spectators going to this Sunday’s Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Extra service will be offered on the... Read more
(October 8, 2019) - Metra today unveiled a proposed $827.4 million operating budget that keeps expenses in check and does not require a fare increase and outlined $480.5 million in proposed capital spending, including major investments in... Read more
(October 4, 2019) - Lawrence Avenue at the Union Pacific North Line railroad tracks in Chicago will be closed to through traffic beginning Monday, Oct. 7 due to ongoing work to replace bridges along Metra’s Union Pacific North Line. The closure,... Read more
(October 2, 2019) - Metra customers who board UP West Line trains in Maywood are advised that starting Tuesday, Oct. 8, inbound trains will board from a new temporary platform west of 5th Avenue, instead of the normal platform east of Fifth Avenue.... Read more
(September 30, 2019) - Metra CEO/Executive Director Jim Derwinski joined U.S. Rep. Bobby L. Rush, State Sen. Jacqueline Collins and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today to celebrate the upcoming construction of a new Metra station to... Read more
(September 23, 2019) - Metra today launched its 14th Annual Safety Poster and Essay Contest, asking students to illustrate through posters and essays the importance of safe behaviors near the railroad. This year’s theme: “Obey the Signs” emphasizes... Read more
(September 19, 2019) - Metra joins a national effort to raise awareness and stress the importance of safe behavior near the railroad tracks, as the U.S and Canada observe Rail Safety Week in North America, Sept. 22-28. Throughout the week, Metra and... Read more
(September 11, 2019) - Metra today announced that it will not raise fares in 2020, the second year in a row that it has not asked customers to pay more. The agency also announced that, thanks to the new state capital program, it will budget $2.6... Read more
(September 10, 2019) - Music fans headed to this year’s Riot Fest can ditch the traffic and parking fees by making Metra part of their travel plans. To accommodate concertgoers, Metra BNSF trains will make extra stops at its Western Avenue Station... Read more
(September 5, 2019) - Metra will provide busing for Elgin passengers Saturday, Sept. 14 in order to place its new bridge across the Fox River into service. Between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14, Metra Milwaukee District West Line... Read more
(August 27, 2019) - Metra will host its 5th Annual On Track to Success Vendor Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 4 to provide contracting information and networking opportunities to current and prospective Metra vendors who are interested in doing business... Read more
(August 26, 2019) - The UP West Line schedule will not change Sept. 3 as previously announced, and the current schedule will continue. Union Pacific, which owns the three UP lines in the Metra system and operates them with their own employees under... Read more
(August 23, 2019) -  Metra will offer early getaway service from downtown on Friday, Aug. 30 to help commuters get an early start on the summer’s last holiday weekend. Ahead of Labor Day weekend, early departure schedules will be in effect for nine... Read more


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