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Coronavirus information
First Published - 06/07/2020 - 2:04PM

Metra trains are operating on alternate weekday and weekend schedules posted here, with no weekend service on the North Central Service, Southwest Service, Heritage Corridor and the Blue Island Branch of the Metra Electric Line. For all other information relating to Metra's response to the pandemic, click here.

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

Working at Metra

A railroad needs a skilled labor force as well as degreed professionals. Yes, conductors, locomotive engineers, track workers and ticket agents are very important, but a railroad also needs people with skills in law, accounting, architecture, urban planning, civil and structural engineering, accounting, carpentry, telecommunications and electrical, to name just a few.


Metra strives to attract and retain the best talent in the industry, and rewards its dedicated employees with competitive pay and great benefits. We foster a culture of inclusion and provide employees with advancement and professional development opportunities to help them reach their full potential.


The following videos show the variety of career opportunities available at Metra. For specific job opportunities check out our current listing of open positions.


Entry Level Positions: Metra Careers

Metra offers jobs full of career growth opportunities that allow you to set your own path, regardless of your experience level.


College Internship Program

Metra’s Internship Program provides an opportunity for college sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students to gain practical experience through on-the-job learning in a wide variety of professions.


Mechanical Apprentice Program

Metra’s Mechanical Program provides a three-year training experience to become journeymen within the crafts of carman, electrician, sheet metal worker and machinist.




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