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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

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(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
(November 13, 2020) - The Metra Board today approved the agency’s 2021 operating budget. Although its $700 million operating budget for next year does not call for any fare increases or service cuts from present levels, the agency’s leadership... Read more
(November 13, 2020) - The Metra Board of Directors today approved a $27 million contract to replace a 121-year-old bridge and repair two others along the Milwaukee District North Line on Chicago’s Northwest side.    The project, which is expected to... 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
(November 5, 2020) - Metra on Saturday, Nov. 7, will introduce its first Bike Car, answering the call from bike enthusiasts to have more room for bicycles on its trains. The car can carry 16 bicycles instead of the usual five allowed on Metra’s... Read more
(October 30, 2020) - Metra will be closing Dempster Street/ IL Route 58 at the Milwaukee District North Line tracks in Morton Grove for three days, beginning Wednesday, Nov. 4, to repair the railroad tracks at the crossing. The road will be closed... Read more
(October 27, 2020) - Metra will be changing the weekday schedules on the UP North and UP Northwest lines beginning Monday, Nov. 2, The new schedules will add express trains and address service gaps in the current alternate schedules. On the UP North... Read more
(October 19, 2020) - Metra’s project to replace 11 bridges along its Union Pacific North Line on Chicago’s North Side will require the temporary closure of three streets beginning Monday, Oct. 26. From Monday, Oct. 26, until Saturday, Oct. 31,... Read more
(October 16, 2020) - Metra is extending the availability of its $10 All-Day Pass at least through Dec. 31, continuing to give customers a flexible and affordable fare option as they gradually transition back to riding trains again. The All-Day Pass... Read more
(October 15, 2020) - The rail crossing at Central Avenue in Chicago’s Edgebrook neighborhood on the Metra Milwaukee District North Line will be closed beginning Wednesday, Oct. 21 for replacement of the crossing and track work. From Wednesday, Oct.... Read more
(October 14, 2020) - Metra today sued Union Pacific Railroad for breach of contract, accusing the freight railroad of severely damaging Metra’s bottom line, reputation and customer experience by an “arbitrary and capricious” refusal to deploy its... Read more
(October 6, 2020) - Metra today proposed a 2021 operating budget of $700 million that does not call for any fare increases or service cuts from present levels but will require expenses to be cut by $70 million unless the agency receives additional... Read more
(October 6, 2020) -  Metra customers who use the Ventra mobile app will no longer be able to purchase tickets on the prior version – which has a white icon – as of Friday, Oct. 16 and must update to the new version with the blue icon in order to... Read more
(October 5, 2020) - The rail crossing at Ivanhoe Road/Route 83 and Buckley Road/Route 137 in Grayslake on the Metra Milwaukee District North Line will be closed later this week for track work. Beginning Thursday, Oct. 8 until Thursday, Oct. 15,... Read more
(September 30, 2020) - Metra joined with elected officials today to celebrate the completion of a $32.5 million project to renovate and expand its 47th/49th Street facilities, the mechanical shops that house the agency’s railcar and locomotive rehab... Read more

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