(June 27, 2018) - Metra will offer early getaway service on Tuesday, 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 departures to better accommodate the rush of... Read more
(June 19, 2018) - Metra will add train service on Sunday, June 24, to accommodate those attending the 49th Annual Chicago Pride Parade. The parade steps off at noon at Montrose Avenue and Broadway Street in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood and ends... Read more
(June 14, 2018) - Winners of Metra’s 2018 Safety Poster and Essay Contest were honored Wednesday, June 13 at the monthly meeting of the Metra Board of Directors.
Seventeen first-place winners from across Metra’s six-county service area were... Read more
(June 14, 2018) - Medinah Road will be closed at the intersection with Metra’s Milwaukee District West Line from June 20 to June 30 while Metra crews work to replace and resurface the railroad crossing.
Vehicular traffic will be detoured throughout... Read more
(June 13, 2018) - Metra on June 20 will stop selling Monthly Passes and 10-Ride Tickets from vending machines at 15 non-downtown stations on the Metra Electric Line due to a surge in fraudulent purchases being made from those machines with stolen... Read more
(June 4, 2018) - Metra will make it easier for Chicago music lovers to attend Blues Fest and Spring Awakening this weekend by adding extra trains on five of its most heavily traveled lines on Friday, June 8, and Saturday, June 9. Other lines will... Read more
(May 24, 2018) - Metra is warning potential job applicants about a scam by individuals claiming to be Metra representatives and offering jobs at the agency in exchange for cash payment. This is fraudulent and illegal. Metra does not have any program... Read more
(May 21, 2018) - 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 its expanded Family Fares program.
“A trip on Metra is a... Read more
(May 17, 2018) -
The suspect in Wednesday’s suspicious package incident that forced the evacuation of Metra’s Ogilvie Transportation Center has been apprehended by Metra Police, the agency announced today.
Rajender Chandani, 46, of Hogansville,... Read more
(May 10, 2018) - The Metra Board of Directors has agreed to test a new day pass, the consolidation of Metra’s outer zones and the reassignment of certain stations to a closer zone as part of an effort to attract riders and simplify its fare... Read more
(May 9, 2018) - Metra today released a final new BNSF Line schedule, which had to be revised because of the demands of the new Positive Train Control (PTC) safety system. In crafting the revision, Metra considered the comments of more than 2,000... Read more
(May 8, 2018) - Metra officials announced today that service on the Beverly Branch of the Rock Island Line will be shut down for one weekend in May while workers replace ties along the line.
There will be no service on the Beverly Branch on the... Read more
(May 7, 2018) - 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 2018 Safety Poster and Essay Contest.
Each year, Metra invites students... Read more
(May 1, 2018) - Metra officials joined U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski today at the groundbreaking for a $29.4 million renovation and expansion of the mechanical shops that house the agency’s railcar and locomotive rehab programs.
“By the time these... Read more
(April 27, 2018) - A project to remove and replace deteriorated concrete on Metra railroad bridges at 63rd and 64th streets in Chicago on the Metra Electric Line will require the closure of 63rd Street and 64th Street for up to eight weeks at a time... Read more