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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

Lost Ticket/Refund Policy

Refund Policy (Updated for use during the COVID-19 virus)

Refund Policy (Updated for use during the COVID-19 virus)

Under Metra’s refund policy, Monthly Passes will be refunded on a percentage basis depending on the date returned (for paper passes) or last activation (for Ventra app passes), with 100 percent refunded on or before Day 1 of the month for which the ticket is valid and 85 percent refunded on Day 2. The percentage of the refund then drops by 5 percentage points each day thereafter (80 percent on Day 3, 75 percent on Day 4, etc.) until Day 18, when the percentage refunded is 5 percent. No refund is permitted after Day 18. Metra will also waive its $5 handling fee for Monthly Pass refunds due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

No other Metra tickets or passes are refundable. However, because of the pandemic and work-from-home orders, Metra has extended the validity of One-Way and 10-Ride tickets with expiration dates in March, April, May, June and July. Those tickets will be accepted through Labor Day.  Paper tickets that expired in those months can be used on the trains until Labor Day. If you have Ventra tickets that expired in those months, please contact covid19ticketinfo@metrarr.com

How you request and receive a refund for Monthly Passes depends on how you purchased your pass. Please note the language below about passes mailed to you as part of a Pre-Tax Transit Benefits program.

Purchases via the Ventra app:

Customers who purchased a Monthly Pass via the Ventra mobile app will receive a refund to their original method of payment. Email refunds@metrarr.com and provide your username, email associated with your Ventra account and/or the order number. The refund will be based on the above formula and the last day of activation. This applies to Ventra purchases made with a pre-tax transit benefits debit card.

Purchases via Credit Card Ticket Vending Machines:

Customers who purchased paper tickets at a vending machine can submit their ticket for refund by close of business on the 18th of the current month to a ticket agent who will forward it to the Refund Department or they can complete this refund form and attach the paper monthly ticket and mail it to the address below. (The refund will be calculated based on the date of the postmark in this case.) This applies to vending machine purchases made with a pre-tax transit benefits debit card.

Metra Revenue Accounting Department
Attn: Refunds
547 W. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60661
A check in the refund amount will be mailed to the customer.

Purchases via Ticket Agents at a Metra Station:

Customers who purchased paper passes at a ticket window with a credit card can submit their pass for refund to a ticket agent by close of business on the 18th of the month. Customers will need their original receipt of purchase and the credit card originally used to be refunded. This applies to agent purchases made with a pre-tax transit benefits debit card. A credit will be applied to their credit or debit card.

Customers who purchased paper passes at a ticket window with cash or personal check should fill out this refund form and give it and their pass to a ticket agent, or they can mail the form and the pass to the address below. (The refund will be calculated based on the date of the postmark.)

Metra Revenue Accounting Department
Attn: Refunds
547 W. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60661
A check in the refund amount will be mailed to the customer.

Purchases involving Pre-Tax Transit Benefit Monthly Tickets:

If you have a debit card from your Pre-Tax Transit Benefits provider and use it to purchase passes in the Ventra app or at a Ticket Vending Machine, follow the guidance for those purchasing channels above.
If you use your pre-tax debit card to buy a paper pass from a ticket agent, follow the guidance above.

For Paper Tickets received to your home via USPS or distributed from your employer, send those tickets back to your employer/benefit provider to obtain a refund to your pre-tax benefits account.

For customers who use more than one payment method to buy a pass – a split payment – refunds will be split in the same manner following the procedures for each payment above.

OTHER TICKETS

LinkUp and PlusBus passes are non-refundable

Weekend Passes are non-refundable

One-Way Tickets are non-refundable

10-Ride Tickets are non-refundable

Special Event Passes are non-refundable

 

 

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