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Alternate Service Schedules
First Published - 03/19/2020 - 11:56AM

Metra will begin operating an alternate weekday schedule on Monday, March 23, to adjust for the reduced number of riders due to school closures, work-from-home mandates and other consequences of the coronavirus pandemic. The alternate schedules can be viewed here. There will be changes for every line except the Heritage Corridor, which will operate its normal schedule. Where we are able to, we will maintain the number of cars on trains to allow for social distancing. On a line-by-line basis, Metra is monitoring ridership and may further reduce service to meet the ridership demands. The reduced schedules will remain in effect until health officials deem the crisis has passed and/or ridership begins to return to normal. Metra will operate on regular weekend schedules. Please use the Ventra app to purchase tickets. The app can be downloaded free from the App Store or Google Play.

Last Updated - 04/01/2020 - 2:59PM

Ticket Options

One-Way Ticket

For travel from one station destination to another. One-Way Tickets are valid for 90 days including the day of purchase, and they are not refundable.

10-Ride Ticket

These tickets are good for one year. Ten-Ride Tickets are not refundable. This ticket is ideal for occasional commuters or leisure travelers. One ticket can be shared by people riding together.

Monthly Unlimited Ride Pass

Monthly Passes are for the exclusive use of the purchaser and are not transferable. Monthly Passes are valid until noon on the first business day of the following month. Refunds are subject to a $5 fee per transaction if returned after the first day of the month. Effective June 1, 2019, Monthly Pass holders are permitted to use their tickets for unlimited weekend travel across the Metra system. This allows Monthly Pass holders to travel outside the zones indicated on their passes at no additional cost on Saturdays and Sundays.

Reduced fares on the above fare products are available for:

  • Citizens 65 or older, customers with disabilities, and Medicare cardholders who have an RTA-issued Reduced Fare Permit (apply for the permit here).
  • Military personnel with proper military identification indicating they are on active duty.
  • K-12 elementary students with school ID or letter of certification.
  • Children age 7-11 qualify for reduced One-Way Tickets on weekdays. Children 6 and under are free, and children age 7-11 are free on weekends.

For details about reduced fares, click here.
 

$10 Weekend Pass

Unlimited rides on both Saturday and Sunday. Can be used in conjunction with Metra's Family Fares. Not valid for travel on the South Shore (NICTD).

Fare Information

Fares by Zone

On weekends, don’t forget about Metra’s $10 Weekend Pass, good for unlimited rides on both Saturday and Sunday.

Fares based on traveling from Zone A or downtown Chicago.

ZOne-Way**10-RideMonthly
A4.0038.00116.00
B4.2540.50123.25
C5.5052.25159.50
D6.2559.50181.25
E6.7564.25195.75
F7.2569.00210.25
G7.7573.75224.75
H8.2578.50239.25
I9.0085.50261.00
J9.5090.25275.50

**You will be assessed a $5 surcharge for buying a ticket on the train if an agent or vending machine is available at the station where you boarded.

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