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05/25/2016 Riverside Metra Station Ticket Office to Close June 13

Due to declining on-site ticket sales at its Riverside Station, Metra today announced that BNSF Railway will no longer staff the station with a ticket agent as of the close of business June 13. Read More

05/24/2016 Illinois Legislature passes bill doubling fines for drivers who try to cross railroad tracks with the gates down

The Illinois House today passed an amendment to the Illinois Vehicle Code that increases the penalties for drivers who try to cross railroad tracks after the signals are activated and gates are down. The bill will now move to Gov. Rauner’s desk for his signature. Read More

05/24/2016 Kids Ride Free on Metra Memorial Day through Labor Day

Metra announced today that up to three children age 11 and under will be able to ride free with an adult this Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day as part of its expanded “Family Fares” program. Read More

05/19/2016 BNSF Begins Major Switch Replacement Project

Metra announced today that BNSF Railway will begin a major switch replacement project this weekend that may affect some rush hour trains later this summer. Read More

05/18/2016 Metra to resume planning work on BNSF extension

Metra is resuming work on engineering and environmental studies to extend the BNSF Line past Aurora in Kendall County, after local officials said they strongly supported the planning work despite the challenges of securing funding to build and operate the extension. Read More

05/18/2016 Metra expands undercover train observation team

Metra today announced that it has doubled its team of employees tasked with riding its trains to observe and report on conductor and ticket agent performance, onboard and station amenities and customer interactions. Read More

05/03/2016 Metra Launching New Small Business Enterprise Program

Metra next month will launch a new initiative to help small businesses have a fair opportunity to do business with the agency and work on Metra projects. Read More