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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

Board Meetings

The 11-member Metra Board of Directors, made up of members representing the six-county Chicago metropolitan area, generally meets once a month to discuss various matters.  Individuals wishing to address the Board should follow the guidelines outlined in this PDF document or Word document.  View 2020 meeting dates here.

View 2020 Citizens Advisory Board Meeting dates here.

Please call 312-322-6962 if you have any questions. 


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Metra Citizens Advisory Board is composed of residents from the metropolitan region in which the Commuter Rail Board (Metra) provides service, and who have an interest in public transportation.  Members are appointed by the Metra Board of Directors and serve a two-year term without compensation.  A list of the 2019 CAB Meetings can be found here. View 2020 Citizens Advisory Board Meeting dates here.


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