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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


(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
(February 11, 2019) - For the first time in its history, Metra will offer free rides for an entire weekend, Feb. 16-17, in an effort to boost weekend ridership and give its riders and area residents a pat on the back for coping with last week’s... Read more
(February 6, 2019) - Due to declining on-site ticket sales at the Winnetka Station on the Union Pacific North Line, Union Pacific Railroad will close the station’s ticket office at the end of business on Friday, Feb. 22. Ticket sales have declined... Read more
(February 4, 2019) - Metra will operate a modified schedule on the entire Metra Electric Line through Friday, Feb. 8 as the agency continues to repair damage caused by a freight train derailment. The schedule, the same as the one operated today with... Read more
(February 3, 2019) - Metra will resume service on the entire Metra Electric Line on Monday, but trains will run on a modified weekday schedule as the agency continues to repair damage caused by a freight train derailment. The schedule can be viewed... Read more
(February 2, 2019) - Metra will run Metra Electric Line service between Millennium Station and Kensington/115th Street and along the South Chicago Branch on Sunday, but service south will remain suspended as the agency continues to repair damage... Read more
(February 1, 2019) - Metra is extending its cancellation of Metra Electric Line service through Saturday as the agency continues to repair damage caused by a freight train derailment.  A CN freight train derailed Wednesday night near the Metra... Read more
(January 31, 2019) - Metra is canceling service on its Metra Electric Line Friday due to damage to the line’s overhead power system caused by a freight train derailment Wednesday night. A CN freight train derailed Wednesday night near the Metra... Read more
(January 30, 2019) - Due to problems caused by the extreme cold weather, Metra is suspending service on its Metra Electric Line on both Wednesday and Thursday. Metra has worked with PACE to provide limited bus service to Metra Electric Line stations... Read more
(January 29, 2019) - Due to the extreme cold weather forecast for the Chicago region this week, Metra has announced that it will operate a modified schedule on Wednesday, Jan. 30 and Thursday, Jan. 31. Modified schedules for each Metra line have... Read more


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