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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


(July 25, 2019) - With tens of thousands of music fans expected to descend upon Chicago’s Grant Park to enjoy one of the country’s most popular music festivals, Metra and CTA are adding service and expanding capacity to serve customers throughout... Read more
(July 23, 2019) - The world’s largest steam locomotive is coming to West Chicago July 27-29. You can make the day a complete railroad experience by taking Metra. Big Boy No. 4014 is touring the Midwest as part of the Union Pacific Railroad’s... Read more
(July 15, 2019) - Metra’s two-day Lollapalooza train pass goes on sale Thursday, July 18. This year, concertgoers who purchase the pass before Aug. 1 will receive a $5 discount. The pass, which is valid for unlimited travel on Metra on Thursday, Aug... Read more
(July 5, 2019) - Metra will offer extra trains and altered schedules on its BNSF Line and Union Pacific West Line for customers attending the Taste of Chicago while other lines on the Metra system will offer extra seating. This year’s food festival... Read more
(June 26, 2019) - Metra will add trains on three lines, Sunday, June 30, to accommodate those attending the 50th Annual Chicago Pride Parade. The parade kicks off at noon at Montrose Avenue and Broadway in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood and ends near... Read more
(June 18, 2019) - A construction project to replace both inbound and outbound platforms at the Schaumburg Station on the Milwaukee District West Line will begin Monday, June 24. Sections of the platforms will be taken out of service during... Read more
(June 13, 2019) - Winners of Metra’s 2019 Safety Poster and Essay Contest were honored Wednesday, June 12 at the monthly meeting of the Metra Board of Directors.Sixteen first-place winners from across Metra’s six-county service area were introduced... Read more
(June 5, 2019) - Metra will make it easier for music fans to attend Spring Awakening in Hoffman Estates this weekend by adding or altering service on the Milwaukee District West and UP Northwest lines. The festival will offer free shuttles between... Read more
(June 5, 2019) - Metra, Pace and Cook County will hold a town hall meeting in Harvey on June 18 to gather public input before creating a pilot program to enhance connections between trains and buses and improve access to jobs and education for south... Read more
(May 30, 2019) - Metra joined with Lake County officials and U.S. Congressman Brad Schneider today to mark the opening of a new warming house at its Prairie Crossing Station on the Milwaukee District North Line. The $1.2 million project included the... Read more
(May 23, 2019) - Metra riders take note: sipping a cold one while you take in the scenery onboard our trains will not be an option Memorial Day weekend. At the City of Chicago’s request, Metra will be banning all alcohol on its trains throughout the... Read more
(May 22, 2019) - Music lovers can tune out the stress of traffic and parking by taking Metra’s UP North Line to Ravinia Park’s front gate this summer. Those planning to attend any of the concerts at the 2019 Ravinia Festival can board the UP North... Read more
(May 22, 2019) - Metra announced today that its Monthly Pass holders will soon be able to use their tickets for unlimited weekend travel across the Metra system. The change, which goes into effect June 1, will allow Monthly Pass holders to travel... Read more
(May 21, 2019) - Metra today announced a revised weekday BNSF Line schedule that includes two new trains to relieve crowding on some trains and other minor adjustments. Metra also is adding a train in each direction to the weekend schedule as part... Read more
(May 16, 2019) - Metra announced today that up to three children age 11 and under will be able to ride free with an adult beginning this Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day as part of the summer expansion of its Family Fares program.   “A trip on... Read more


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