Metra oversees all commuter rail operations in the 3,700-square-mile northeastern Illinois region, with responsibility for day-to-day operations, fare and service levels, capital improvements and planning.
This section contains fact sheets designed for quick reference on various aspects of Metra. Additional information on Metra’s operating statistics can be found in the menu on the left under the Operations and Ridership link.
- MD-W Fox River Bridge Improvement Project (February 2017)
- State of Good Repair (February 2017)
- Performance Measures - Peer Comparison (December 2016)
- Metra at a Glance (April 2016)
- Positive Train Control (October 2016) Describes PTC technology and Metra's progress toward implementing this safety system.
- Chicago Union Station (January 2016) Overview of the Chicago Union Station Master Plan and Union Station design study
- Union Pacific West Line Third Main Project
- Union Pacific North Line - Bridge Replacement and Ravenswood Station Rehabilitation
- State of the System (July 2016) Metra's State of the System report provides a broad view of Metra's infrastructure, operating environment, and customer base. Following chapters on Metra's origins, physical assets and CBD market, the document explores the Metra system on a line-by-line basis.
- Metra system map