Welcome to Metra –  the commuter rail system serving the Chicago area. Metra has 11 lines with 241 stations radiating from downtown Chicago to the six-county area of northeast Illinois. 

Metra helps you get to your destination on time without the stress of traffic, making your life just a little more awesome.  Metra is also:

DEPENDABLE - An impressive 96 percent of Metra’s trains arrive at their final destination on time.

COMFORTABLE - Our trains provide ample seating and fast, safe travel no matter what the weather.

STRESS-FREE - Catch up on email, plan for an important meeting, just relax or text without having to watch the road or worry about traffic.

CONVENIENT - Our train schedules give you the flexibility you need to stay on schedule and achieve that ever-elusive work-life balance. Use our trip planner to find the route that works best for you.

Our tickets can easily be purchased right here on our website, by downloading the free Ventra App from the App Store or Google Play, at stations where a ticket agent is on duty or on board.  

Our many connecting service options, including official rideshare partner Uber, provide seamless access to your destination. 

SMART - Compared to driving, riding Metra saves the average commuter more than 6 days of travel time, and nearly $2,000, every year!  That’s a vacation!

So give your brakes a break, and find out just how good it feels to ride Metra to work or play.  

We look forward to welcoming you aboard.

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