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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


(May 15, 2019) - Metra this summer will increase weekend service as a pilot project on two lines – Rock Island  and UP Northwest – to give customers more options to enjoy all the activities that the Chicago area offers. “Our goal with these new... Read more
(May 8, 2019) - The votes have been tallied and Metra today announced the news that school-age children across the region have been waiting for:  the names of the winners of its 2019 Safety Poster and Essay Contest. Each year, Metra invites students... Read more
(April 17, 2019) - Metra today added funding for two new stations In Chicago to its capital program after the state of Illinois said it would release the money for the long-awaited projects. The stations will be built at Auburn Park near 79th Street... Read more
(April 16, 2019) - Metra will allow up to three children or young adults, 18 and under, to ride its trains for free with their fare-paying parent on Thursday, April 25, to mark Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Day. “Now in its 26th year, Take Our... Read more
(April 15, 2019) - Metra customers can now use the new Metra COPS app to quickly and discreetly report crimes, suspicious activity and other safety or security concerns to Metra Police from a train or station. The free app is available for Apple... Read more
(April 11, 2019) - Metra will operate a special schedule to help customers start off the Easter holiday weekend. On Good Friday, April 19, the agency will be running a modified schedule in order to operate afternoon “early getaway” trains, designed... Read more
(April 1, 2019) - The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA), Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Metra, Pace and Amtrak are proud to join with other mass transit districts across Illinois for a Get on Board Day event on April 25, 2019 at Chicago’s... Read more
(March 28, 2019) - With the home openers for the 2019 Chicago baseball season fast approaching, Metra reminds fans they can avoid traffic and the hassle of parking by making Metra and the CTA part of their plans to watch the Chicago White Sox or... Read more
(March 27, 2019) - Due to declining on-site ticket sales at the Franklin Park Station on the Milwaukee District West Line, Metra will close the station’s ticket office at the end of business on Monday, April 15. Ticket sales have declined at many... Read more
(March 26, 2019) - Metra announced today that it will conduct Operation Lifesaver Safety Blitzes at 59 train stations across the six-county region in 2019 as part of its ongoing efforts to raise awareness of the importance of safe behavior around... Read more
(March 20, 2019) - Metra today issued a request for proposals (RFP) for at least 200 new railcars, and it is allowing manufacturers to propose alternative car designs that may address Metra’s needs better than the bi-level gallery cars that have... Read more
(February 21, 2019) - Metra today launched two online surveys to gather customer feedback in two areas – the BNSF Line schedule, and weekend service. A new BNSF Line schedule was adopted last June to accommodate the federally mandated Positive Train... Read more
(February 20, 2019) - A two-year reverse-commute pilot project funded by a public-private partnership between Metra and Lake County businesses and governments will begin on March 4 on the Milwaukee District North Line, Metra announced today. The... Read more
(February 20, 2019) - The Metra Board of Directors today approved a $70.9 million contract to purchase 15 remanufactured locomotives to begin to replace Metra’s aging fleet. The contract with Progress Rail Locomotives of La Grange includes options... Read more
(February 13, 2019) - Customers of the Metra Electric Line will receive a 15 percent discount on their April Monthly Pass as compensation for two weeks of recent service disruptions – including all or part of six days without any service – caused by... Read more


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