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The Signal

Welcome to The Signal, Metra's blog where you can learn more about the agency, our employees, stations and services. Each post will give our customers a deeper look at what makes Metra, one of the largest and most complex commuter rail systems in North America, move. You'll find semi-weekly features on the diverse group of men and women who work at every level of our organization, the stations you pass by during your trip around Chicagoland and the people who sit next to you on your daily commute.

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(December 2, 2016) - The weather may be getting colder, but holiday festivities in Chicagoland are just warming up. For many, a trip downtown to see the sparkling lights and shop at holiday markets is an annual tradition. Metra provides an easy... Read more
(November 22, 2016) - As our commuters plan their trips to visit family and friends on Thanksgiving, Metra employees are also gearing up for the holiday. A few employees shared with us what they are thankful for this season. Todd Cabonor Todd... Read more
(November 18, 2016) - Metra provides service to and from downtown Chicago with 241 stations over 11 lines. In this feature of The Signal, we’ll introduce you to a new station each month. We hope you enjoy learning more about the Lisle Station along... Read more
(November 11, 2016) - Metra employs more than 150 veterans. They come from every branch of the military and work in every department at the agency. From those working to keep locomotives rolling, to those who make sure other employees comply with... Read more


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