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Safety

Alternate Service Schedules
First Published - 03/19/2020 - 11:56AM
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • On weekdays, Metra is operating an alternate weekday schedule until further notice to adjust for the reduced number of riders due to school closures, work-from-home mandates and other consequences of the coronavirus pandemic. Those schedules have been adjusted for some lines, including the North Central Service, Heritage Corridor and SouthWest Service. A new schedule with additional weekday service began on the Metra Electric Line on May 18.
  • Per Gov Pritzker’s Executive Order, please wear a face covering while riding the train. Customers are required to wear a mask or face covering in public places when a six-foot social distance cannot be maintained. Help us keep everyone safe from COVID-19.
  • Please use the Ventra app to purchase tickets. The app can be downloaded free from the App Store or Google Play.

 

Last Updated - 05/20/2020 - 1:10PM

Safety Education and Awareness

The safety of our employees, passengers and the general public is Metra’s top priority. Our ongoing efforts to improve rail safety throughout our system include numerous programs that incorporate the 3 E's education, engineering and enforcement activities.

Metra’s Operation Lifesaver Station Safety Blitz Program is a part of our ongoing safety education efforts designed to enhance passenger awareness about the potential hazards of disregarding pedestrian railroad warning devices. About 50 stations are selected each year. A team of Metra Safety Department personnel, Metra Police and local police and fire personnel engage commuters by handing out printed educational materials explaining the importance of obeying railroad crossing warning devices and discussing general railroad safety.

2020 Station Safety Blitz Schedule

 

 

 

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