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Last Updated - 08/10/2020 - 12:04PM

Medical personnel ride free through August

(July 20, 2020) - 

Metra will continue to support doctors, nurses, EMTs, paramedics, and other medical personnel on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic by allowing them to ride free on Metra trains through the end of August.

To ride free, medical personnel only need to present a work ID showing that they are employed at a hospital, doctor’s office, medical facility or local fire department to a Metra conductor.

“We recognize the heroic work being performed by these men and women who bravely continue to show up at work every day and save lives during this crisis, and this was our way to show our gratitude,” said Metra CEO/Executive Director Jim Derwinski.

August will mark the fifth consecutive month that Metra will allow frontline medical workers to ride for free. At this time, there are no plans to extend the free rides beyond August.

To learn more about how Metra is going the extra mile to keep you safe so you can Commute with Confidence, visit


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