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Elimination of Ticket-by-Internet program
First Published - 04/27/2018 - 10:24AM

Due to declining internet ticket sales, Metra is eliminating the Ticket-by-Internet program – which includes recurring orders and one-time sales of Monthly Passes and 10-Ride Tickets on its website. The last day to purchase a Monthly Pass (July) via this program will be June 20 and the last day to purchase a 10-Ride Ticket will be June 30. This action is part of a continuing effort by Metra to identify ways to reduce expenses. Please see alternate purchasing options here.

Last Updated - 05/14/2018 - 3:06PM

Ride Metra to Ravinia

(May 29, 2018) - 

Music lovers can tune out the stress of traffic and parking by taking Metra’s UP North Line to Ravinia Park’s front gate this summer.

Those planning to attend any of the concerts at the 2018 Ravinia Festival can board the UP North Line at Ogilvie Transportation Center or any other station along the line to reach the world-renowned park. As in past years, Metra is offering a special $8 round-trip pass on all trains to and from Ravinia Park after 1:30 p.m. The pass can be purchased at stations or on the train.

“Metra is the most convenient, fun and worry-free choice for anyone going to Ravinia,” said Metra CEO/Executive Director Jim Derwinski. “Leave the car behind and let Metra do the driving so you can focus on enjoying the concert.”

For weekend concerts, Metra runs a “Ravinia Special,” departing Ogilvie at 5:35 p.m. with nonstop express service after Evanston for a scheduled 6:25 p.m. arrival at the concert venue. Plus, all afternoon outbound trains departing from the city on the UP North also stop at Ravinia’s west gate. Due to some different weekend concert times, click here to view specific service adjustments.

For weekday concerts, regularly scheduled trains provide service to the park. The 5:50, 6:00 and 6:44 p.m. Ogilvie departures take you right to Ravinia’s west gate. The nearby Braeside Station is an easy walk to the park, and provides concertgoers additional arrival times. See the weekday schedule here.

For the 2018 schedule of events, please visit


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