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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


(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
(September 17, 2018) - Metra today celebrated the completion of the installation of Positive Train Control (PTC) components on all its trains and on all its communications and signal systems along its train lines, a major achievement on its way to... Read more
(September 12, 2018) - Metra will not raise fares in 2019 and will spend the year highlighting the need for more public aid and sounding the alarm about the system’s deterioration and possible downsizing if that aid does not materialize, the Metra... Read more
(August 22, 2018) - Metra will host its 4th Annual On Track to Success Vendor Fair on Aug. 29 to provide contracting information and networking opportunities to current and prospective Metra vendors who are interested in doing business with the... Read more
(August 22, 2018) - Metra will bus passengers on the last outbound Milwaukee District North Line train Saturday night, Aug. 25 between Grayslake and Fox Lake due to a rail crossing renewal project at state Route 120 (Belvidere Road). Customers on... Read more
(August 20, 2018) - Due to declining on-site ticket sales at the Glencoe Station on the UP North Line, Metra today announced that Union Pacific Railroad will staff the station with a ticket agent only on select dates until Oct. 11, when the ticket... Read more
(August 14, 2018) - Metra will run extra service on Aug. 18 and 19 to accommodate those attending the 60th Annual Chicago Air and Water Show. “Our customers know the value of taking Metra to summer events like the Air and Water Show, and we’re happy... Read more
(August 10, 2018) - Metra will bus passengers on the last outbound Milwaukee District North Line train Saturday night between Lake Forest and Libertyville due to a road crossing replacement project.  Customers on board Train 2627, which departs... Read more


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