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(January 20, 2017) - Metra reminds its customers that a fare increase goes into effect Feb. 1. The Metra Board of Directors in November approved an increase across all fare types to generate $16.1 million to fund the agency’s extensive backlog of... Read more
(January 19, 2017) - Metra will operate its regular Saturday schedule on Jan. 21 but will have expanded capacity on all lines to accommodate the expected higher ridership for the Women’s March on Chicago. All lines that offer Saturday service will... Read more
(January 18, 2017) - Metra in December posted an on-time performance rate of 95.1 percent for the month, exceeding its goal for the 22nd consecutive month. For all of 2016, Metra operated with an on-time performance rate of 96.1 percent. Metra’s... Read more
(January 10, 2017) - Metra reminds customers and other guests expected to attend President Barack Obama’s farewell address today that the Metra Electric Line has a station at McCormick Place and provides regular service to this venue.   The regular... Read more
(January 4, 2017) - Metra today announced the Southwest Service, Milwaukee North and Milwaukee West line schedules will be revised with several minor adjustments to departure times and the addition of flag stops. The new schedules, which can be... Read more
(January 3, 2017) - Metra is asking its customers to help it choose the next topics to be covered in its “Ride Nice” courtesy campaign. The courtesy campaign, the first in Metra’s history, is designed to address some of the most common complaints... Read more
(December 28, 2016) - Metra reminds drivers that starting Sunday, Jan. 1, the penalties will double for those who try to cross railroad tracks after the grade crossing systems have activated.             In July 2016, Gov. Bruce Rauner signed into... Read more
(December 27, 2016) - The first artwork to be installed in Metra stations under a streamlined Community Enhancement Program will feature portraits of residents of the South Chicago neighborhood that were created with the assistance of people who... Read more
(December 21, 2016) - Metra customers took to the new Ventra App in droves in 2016, and also enjoyed new service on the Rock Island and Heritage Corridor lines and a completely redesigned website aimed at getting them the information they need... Read more
(December 21, 2016) - Metra customers who use the Ventra App and receive a new phone this holiday season are reminded that they must manually transfer their Metra mobile tickets from their old phone to the new phone. At the time of purchase, tickets... Read more
(December 20, 2016) - Images highlighting Metra stations throughout Cook, DuPage, Will, Lake, Kane and McHenry counties will be featured on the 2017 Monthly Passes, Metra announced today. January’s Monthly Pass, available for purchase starting today... Read more
(December 15, 2016) - Metra will modify train schedules on several days in the coming weeks to better serve the needs of our customers during the holiday season. In addition, special $8 holiday passes will be available for unlimited travel Dec. 24-... Read more
(December 14, 2016) - Metra today announced that it is entering into a three-year agreement with Uber to serve as the agency’s “Official Rideshare Partner.” Metra will identify Uber as its preferred rideshare provider for connections to and from the... Read more
(December 14, 2016) - Metra in November posted an on-time performance rate of 96.2 percent for the month, exceeding the five-year average for the month of November of 95.7 percent. Metra’s goal is to operate at least 95 percent of its trains on time... Read more
(December 12, 2016) -   Metra is making it easier for families to take in a variety of holiday events by extending its popular weekend “Family Fares” program to weekdays during the last two weeks of December. That means up to three children aged 11... Read more

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