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Alternate Service Schedules
First Published - 03/19/2020 - 11:56AM
  • At least at the start of June, Metra will continue operating the current alternate weekday schedules on all lines. Most Metra lines operating weekend service (except the Metra Electric) have temporarily changed to Sunday schedules for both Saturday and Sunday service. Saturday service on Metra’s SouthWest Service Line is suspended until further notice. The Metra Electric Line will continue to operate Saturday schedules on Saturdays and Sunday schedules on Sunday.
  • Metra is launching a new $10 All-Day Pass on June 1 and strongly encouraging customers to buy it in the Ventra app, giving them a “Touch Less, Pay Less” option to ride its trains safely and affordably. Click here for details.
  • For more information about Metra's COVID-19 response and service, please go to our update page.
Last Updated - 05/28/2020 - 3:49PM

Senior Reduced Fare Program Update

(August 19, 2011) - 
Recent legislation has changed the RTA Senior Ride Free program.  Beginning, September 1, 2011, only low income seniors enrolled in the Illinois Circuit Breaker Program will be eligible for free transportation.  All other seniors can still travel on Metra, CTA and Pace fixed routes at reduced price by using the RTA Reduced Fare Permit.
Seniors who are not eligible for free transportation will receive an RTA Reduced Fare Permit. The seniors who qualify for the ride free permit will receive a Circuit Permit that will look similar to the current Circuit Permit Ride Free for people with disabilities.
From now through August 31, seniors can continue using their Seniors Ride Free Permits. The RTA started mailing the new Permits the first week of August.  Existing Seniors Ride Free Permits will be deactivated on September 1, 2011. For additional information regarding these fare programs, please click here.
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