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Alternate Service Schedules
First Published - 03/19/2020 - 11:56AM
  • Metra is operating an alternate weekday schedule until further notice to adjust for the reduced number of riders due to school closures, work-from-home mandates and other consequences of the coronavirus pandemic.
  • It is using its normal weekend schedules on lines that have weekend service.
  • The alternate weekday schedules, which can be viewed here, represent about half of Metra's normal weekday service but provide adequate service for those who still need to travel. There are changes for every line except the Heritage Corridor, which is operating its normal schedule. Where we are able to, we will maintain the number of cars on trains to allow for social distancing. The reduced schedules will remain in effect until health officials deem the crisis has passed and/or ridership begins to return to normal.
  • Please use the Ventra app to purchase tickets. The app can be downloaded free from the App Store or Google Play.
Last Updated - 04/09/2020 - 10:35AM

Join our team and find a career you’ll love

Metra is always looking for talented people who thrive in a challenging and fast-paced industry. Our most important resource is a committed and diverse team that brings together a wealth of knowledge, skill and experience. Join the Metra team and become an important part of one of the nation’s premier commuter railroads.

For information on the duties, responsibilities and minimum acceptable qualifications, browse our listing of open positions.

To be eligible for employment, you must provide the following information in documentation to Metra:

  • Position for which you are applying:
  • Your name.
  • Your mailing address.
  • Your phone number.
  • Your educational background.
  • Your employment history.

Metra’s recruitment process may include the following:

  • HR staff who screens applications for completeness and minimum acceptable qualifications.
  • Written and/or skills assessments.
  • Completion of a medical examination, drug screening, and background investigation with results that meet Metra Standards.

Some of Metra’s benefits are listed below:

  • Paid holidays, vacation, and personal time off.
  • Medical/dental/vision/life insurance.
  • Tuition reimbursement.
  • Railroad retirement.
  • Employee Assistance Program.
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA).
  • Transit Benefit Program.

Metra is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. It is our policy to fill vacant positions with qualified candidates without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, gender identity, disability or any protected categories, assuming an individual can perform the essential functions of the job with or without accommodation. Please read Metra's EEO Policy Statement for more information.

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