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Elimination of Ticket-by-Internet program
First Published - 04/27/2018 - 10:24AM

Due to declining internet ticket sales, Metra is eliminating the Ticket-by-Internet program – which includes recurring orders and one-time sales of Monthly Passes and 10-Ride Tickets on its website. The last day to purchase a Monthly Pass (July) via this program will be June 20 and the last day to purchase a 10-Ride Ticket will be June 30. This action is part of a continuing effort by Metra to identify ways to reduce expenses. Please see alternate purchasing options here.

Last Updated - 05/14/2018 - 3:06PM

If you are going to the Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place February 10 - 19, let Metra take you there. The Metra Electric Line has a station on site where in addition to regular service, trains will be making flag stops. If you are traveling from the east Loop or Michigan Avenue you can board at Millennium and Van Buren Stations;  if traveling from the south suburbs, you can also ride the Metra Electric Line directly to the show. 
Frequent and convenient CTA bus service to and from McCormick Place is available from our other three downtown stations. Just look for “to Auto Show McCormick Place” signs on buses and board at the following stations: 

  • Ogilvie Transportation Center - Board the southbound bus on Clinton at Madison.
  • Chicago Union Station - Board the southbound bus on Clinton at Quincy or eastbound bus on Jackson at the river.
  • LaSalle Street Station - Board the eastbound bus on Jackson at Financial Place.

On weekdays, special Auto Show buses will run every 12 minutes from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and every 15-20 minutes from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. On weekends, buses will run every 10 to 12 minutes from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and every 15 minutes from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
On weekends take advantage of Metra's unlimited ride $10 Weekend Pass. Plus, with Metra’s Family Fares, up to three children 11 and under can ride free with an adult. To find your station and for complete fare and schedule information click here. For CTA fare information, click here. To purchase Auto Show tickets, click here.
And remember, you can buy Metra tickets from your smartphone with the Ventra App. Download it from the App Store or Google Play.

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