(September 20, 2018) - For the fifth consecutive year, Metra, the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police and the Illinois State Police as well as local and federal agencies are joining together to promote vehicle and pedestrian safety during... Read more
(September 17, 2018) - Metra today celebrated the completion of the installation of Positive Train Control (PTC) components on all its trains and on all its communications and signal systems along its train lines, a major achievement on its way to... Read more
(September 12, 2018) - Metra will not raise fares in 2019 and will spend the year highlighting the need for more public aid and sounding the alarm about the system’s deterioration and possible downsizing if that aid does not materialize, the Metra... Read more
(August 22, 2018) - Metra will host its 4th Annual On Track to Success Vendor Fair on Aug. 29 to provide contracting information and networking opportunities to current and prospective Metra vendors who are interested in doing business with the... Read more
(August 22, 2018) - Metra will bus passengers on the last outbound Milwaukee District North Line train Saturday night, Aug. 25 between Grayslake and Fox Lake due to a rail crossing renewal project at state Route 120 (Belvidere Road).
Customers on... Read more
(August 20, 2018) - Due to declining on-site ticket sales at the Glencoe Station on the UP North Line, Metra today announced that Union Pacific Railroad will staff the station with a ticket agent only on select dates until Oct. 11, when the ticket... Read more
(August 14, 2018) - Metra will run extra service on Aug. 18 and 19 to accommodate those attending the 60th Annual Chicago Air and Water Show.
“Our customers know the value of taking Metra to summer events like the Air and Water Show, and we’re happy... Read more
(August 10, 2018) - Metra will bus passengers on the last outbound Milwaukee District North Line train Saturday night between Lake Forest and Libertyville due to a road crossing replacement project.
Customers on board Train 2627, which departs... Read more
(July 18, 2018) - Metra is reissuing its request for proposals (RFP) for new railcars and opening it up to alternative car designs after it received only one response to its initial RFP for new bi-level gallery cars.
Metra plans to reissue the RFP... Read more
(July 10, 2018) - Metra will begin work on Saturday, July 14 to resurface the commuter parking lot at the Arlington Park Station on the Union Pacific Northwest Line.
From Saturday, July 14 through Sunday, July 15, the west side of the station... Read more
(July 9, 2018) - Metra on July 15 will begin two yearlong test programs that it hopes will attract new riders by lowering fares from some of its stations and simplifying its fare structure.
In May, the Metra Board of Directors approved testing... Read more
(July 9, 2018) - Metra officials announced today that due to a power maintenance project between the Richton Park and University Park stations on the Metra Electric Line, the University Park Station will be closed on both Sunday, July 22 and Sunday... Read more
(July 6, 2018) - Metra adding service for Taste of Chicago Metra will offer extra trains and altered schedules on its BNSF Line and Union Pacific Northwest and West lines for customers attending the Taste of Chicago while other lines on the Metra... Read more
(July 5, 2018) - Ridgeland Avenue will be closed at the intersection with Metra’s SouthWest Service Line from July 11 to July 20 while Metra crews work to replace and resurface the railroad crossing.
The Ridgeland Avenue vehicular and pedestrian... Read more
(June 29, 2018) - Metra officials announced today that service on the Blue Island Branch of the Metra Electric Line will be shut down Saturday, July 7 while workers replace ties along the line.
There will be no service on the Blue Island Branch on... Read more