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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


(December 11, 2018) - An update to the Ventra App that was released for Android users today and will be released for Apple users within the next few days will no longer allow customers to buy Metra mobile tickets without creating a Ventra account,... Read more
(December 5, 2018) - Metra again will partner with the U.S Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Foundation for a holiday toy drive at all five downtown Chicago Metra stations on Tuesday, Dec. 11. New and unwrapped toys or money will be collected by... Read more
(November 9, 2018) - The Metra Board of Directors today approved a 2019 operating budget of $822.2 million that does not include a fare increase, as well as a 2019 capital budget of $185.6 million that falls far short of Metra’s needs. Click here to... Read more
(November 9, 2018) - The Metra Board of Directors today approved the purchase of three used F59PH locomotives for $2.5 million to help the railroad supplement its aging locomotive fleet while continuing a longer-term procurement of new or... Read more
(October 26, 2018) - Construction of a pedestrian bridge at 41st Street will disrupt Metra Electric and South Shore Line service beginning late Saturday night, Nov. 3 through early Sunday morning, Nov. 4, Metra announced today. Four trains will be... Read more
(October 26, 2018) - Metra has begun what is referred to as Revenue Service Demonstration (RSD) of the new Positive Train Control (PTC) safety system on the Rock Island Line, the final stage before full implementation along the route.  PTC is a... Read more
(October 19, 2018) - A major tie replacement project on the BNSF Line between Hinsdale and Aurora will be condensed into a single weekend to minimize the impact on commuter service, Metra announced today. Schedule alterations, including some train... Read more
(October 15, 2018) - Metra today unveiled a proposed revision of the Rock Island Line schedule that includes changes necessary for the new Positive Train Control (PTC) safety system, as well as some service enhancements such as new express trains.... Read more
(October 9, 2018) - Metra today proposed a 2019 operating budget of $822 million that does not include a fare increase. Metra also proposed a 2019 capital budget of $185.6 million, far short of Metra’s needs, and warned about the system’s... Read more
(October 9, 2018) - Due to a break-in at the 103rd St.-Beverly Hills Station on the Rock Island Line, Metra has closed the ticket office at the station effective immediately.  Metra had planned for the last day of ticket sales to be Monday, Oct. 15... Read more
(October 4, 2018) - The Braeside Station on Metra’s Union Pacific North Line will be closed late evenings and for one weekend due to work to replace the rail crossing adjacent to the station at Lake-Cook Road. Work is scheduled to begin Wednesday,... Read more
(October 1, 2018) - Due to declining on-site ticket sales at the 103rd St.-Beverly Hills Station on the Rock Island Line, Metra today announced that it will close the station’s ticket office at the end of business on Monday, Oct. 15. Ticket sales... Read more
(September 30, 2018) -  Metra today staged a collision between a locomotive and an SUV to dramatically illustrate the dangers of ignoring grade crossing protections and to put an exclamation point on this year’s Illinois Rail Safety Week. To perform... Read more
(September 24, 2018) - Metra today launched its 13th Annual Safety Poster and Essay Contest, asking students to illustrate through posters and essays the importance of safe behaviors near the railroad. This year’s theme: “Use Your Senses” emphasizes... Read more
(September 20, 2018) -  For the fifth consecutive year, Metra, the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police and the Illinois State Police as well as local and federal agencies are joining together to promote vehicle and pedestrian safety during... Read more


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