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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 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
(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


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