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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 COVID-19 pandemic, click here.

Last Updated - 02/15/2021 - 2:32PM


(March 3, 2021) - Metra and the Building Owners and Managers Association of Chicago (BOMA/Chicago) are hosting the Safe Return to Work Summit to educate businesses on ways to safeguard offices and return safely on public transportation. The in-... Read more
(February 17, 2021) - Metra is making itself even more environmentally friendly with a plan to purchase seven new low-emission switch locomotives, including the railroad’s first zero-emission electric-powered unit. The Metra Board of Directors at... Read more
(February 17, 2021) - Metra’s $10 All-Day Pass has been a such a popular and affordable fare option for travelers during the COVID-19 pandemic that Metra is extending the availability of this special fare through March 31, 2021. “Metra has always... Read more
(January 21, 2021) - Beginning Monday, Feb. 1, Metra’s Rock Island Line customers will have more travel options, including new early morning trains that were requested by riders and some additional express service. The new schedule can be viewed... Read more
(January 20, 2021) -  Metra is offering a new bargain for weekend travelers with an unlimited-travel Saturday or Sunday Day Pass. The new Saturday or Sunday Day Pass will allow unlimited travel across the entire Metra system on either Saturday or... Read more
(January 14, 2021) - Metra is extending its $10 All-Day Pass offer through February 28, 2021, continuing to give its customers a flexible and affordable fare option during the COVID-19 pandemic. The All-Day Pass is good for unlimited rides on any... Read more
(January 13, 2021) - The Metra Board of Directors today approved the purchase of up to 500 state-of-the-art railcars from Alstom Transportation Inc., opting for new multilevel cars that will be more comfortable, accessible, reliable and safe than... Read more
(January 4, 2021) - Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Metra, Pace and Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) leaders today officially launched a pilot project to improve public transportation in south Cook County, starting with... Read more
(December 17, 2020) - Metra will be making changes to the weekday schedules on the Milwaukee District North and West, the North Central Service and the Metra Electric  lines beginning Monday, Jan. 11. The updated schedules are intended to improve... Read more
(December 14, 2020) -  A Chicago man was charged tonight with three felonies for allegedly firing a rifle from the platform of the McCormick Place Station on the Metra Electric Line earlier this month. Shawn A. Kimbrough, 40, of Chicago, was charged... Read more
(December 14, 2020) - Hoping to help its customers end the year on a positive note, Metra will offer free travel on all trains arriving at or departing from Metra’s downtown stations after 6 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. “While we know that traditional... Read more
(December 10, 2020) - Metra is introducing a second Bike Car on the Milwaukee District North Line, which will allow it to offer the amenity on more weekday trains and on Sundays. The cars, part of a pilot program that will last into the spring of... Read more
(December 7, 2020) - Metra is extending its $10 All-Day Pass offer through January 31, 2021, continuing to give its customers a flexible and affordable fare option during the COVID-19 pandemic. The All-Day Pass is good for unlimited rides on any and... Read more
(December 1, 2020) - Metra is partnering again with the U.S Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Foundation but this year, our holiday toy drive is going virtual!   Instead of a one-day toy and donation event at Metra’s five downtown stations, Metra... Read more
(November 13, 2020) - The Metra Board of Directors today backed a Cook County initiative to improve transit service on the South Side of Chicago and in the south suburbs, starting with a 50 percent reduction in fares on the Metra Electric and Rock... Read more


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