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(July 19, 2017) - Metra in June posted an on-time performance rate of 95.3 percent, exceeding its goal for the 28th consecutive month, and also exceeding the five-year average for the month of June of 94.3 percent. Metra’s goal is to operate at... Read more
(July 14, 2017) - Members of the Metra Board of Directors and agency officials today hosted a special Metra Safety Train excursion to highlight the numerous ways that Metra strives to operate the safest possible railroad for its customers, employees... Read more
(July 13, 2017) - Due to declining on-site ticket sales at its Stone Avenue Station in LaGrange, Metra today announced that BNSF Railway will no longer staff the station with a ticket agent as of the close of business Aug. 4. Ticket sales have... Read more
(July 10, 2017) - Metra today announced it will offer unlimited ride, two-day train passes to this year’s Lollapalooza music festival, Aug. 3 through Aug. 6. Passes are $10 for Thursday and Friday, Aug. 3 and 4 (valid on trains arriving downtown at... Read more
(July 6, 2017) - Metra’s Office of Diversity and Civil Rights will host a free certification workshop for small, minority- and women-owned businesses from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 12 at Metra headquarters, located at 547 W. Jackson Blvd.... Read more
(July 5, 2017) - Metra has been invited by the village of Homewood to hold an informational meeting to detail renovation plans for the Homewood Station on the Metra Electric Line. The meeting will take place at 7 p.m. on Monday, July 10, in the... Read more
(June 30, 2017) - In a ribbon-cutting ceremony this morning, officials from the Village of Maywood joined Metra Executive Director/CEO Don Orseno in opening the new Maywood Metra station at N. 5th Ave. & Main St. The 878.5 sq. ft. indoor station... Read more
(June 30, 2017) - Metra will offer extra trains and altered schedules on its BNSF Line and Union Pacific Northwest Line for customers attending the Taste of Chicago, the city’s annual food festival. This year’s foodie extravaganza highlighting... Read more
(June 28, 2017) - Metra will offer early getaway service on Friday, June 30, and altered service Monday, July 3 on most lines to help customers get a jump start on their Fourth of July celebrations. Most Metra lines will add and shift train... Read more
(June 28, 2017) - Metra today announced the addition of a new vendor to LaSalle Street Station. Gobble Doggs, a local, family-owned business that specializes in turkey hot dogs served with gourmet toppings, will officially open on Friday, June 30.... Read more
(June 26, 2017) - Eighty-three percent of Metra customers are satisfied with Metra overall and nearly 90 percent of customers are likely to recommend Metra to others, according to the results of the 2016 customer satisfaction survey. The overall... Read more
(June 21, 2017) - After a yearlong pilot program to test a new style of seats with armrests, built-in cup holders and better head, neck and lumbar support, Metra today announced plans to purchase and install the new, modern seats on an ongoing basis... Read more
(June 21, 2017) - Metra today announced the hiring of Jayne K. Deno, a respected executive with 20 years of experience, as its new chief human resources officer. Deno comes to Metra with a solid track record of success in several facets of human... Read more
(June 21, 2017) - Metra in May posted an on-time performance rate of 96.5 percent, exceeding its goal for the 27th consecutive month, and also exceeding the five-year average for the month of May of 96 percent. Metra’s goal is to operate at least 95... Read more
(June 20, 2017) - Metra is adding train service this Sunday, June 25 to accommodate those attending the 48th Annual Chicago Pride Parade. The parade kicks off at noon at Montrose Avenue and Broadway Street in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood and ends... Read more

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