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(March 23, 2017) - With spring break approaching, Metra reminds Chicago area residents that it offers several fare programs that make taking the train an affordable and convenient way to travel to all the fun destinations in and around Chicago. On... Read more
(March 17, 2017) - Metra has started the next round of its in-house railcar rehabilitation program, where Metra workers with decades of know-how and experience  transform old railcars to like-new condition at the agency’s 49th Street Car Shop. The... Read more
(March 16, 2017) -  Due to declining on-site ticket sales, Metra today announced that Union Pacific (UP) Railroad will no longer staff the Oak Park and Kenilworth Stations with ticket agents as of the close of business on Thursday, March 30. Ticket... Read more
(March 15, 2017) - Metra today announced plans to work with the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority (MPEA) to implement improvements to the Metra Electric Line train station that serves the McCormick Place Convention Center. The project... Read more
(March 15, 2017) - Metra today announced plans to construct a commuter parking lot at the Grayland Station on the Milwaukee North Line. The project will add a 68-space parking lot on the east side of Kilbourn Avenue, between Milwaukee and Patterson... Read more
(March 15, 2017) - Metra’s streak of meeting its on-time performance goal hit the two-year mark in February, when it posted an on-time performance rate of 97 percent. Not only did that exceed the goal for the 24th consecutive month but it also... Read more
(March 14, 2017) - In response to today’s late-winter blast, Metra has mobilized its crews and snow-fighting resources to make sure this evening’s commute is as safe, comfortable and reliable as possible. “Metra is taking all the usual precautions... Read more
(March 8, 2017) - Metra will offer extra service to accommodate those attending Chicago’s downtown St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 11, and extra stops on the Rock Island Line for those attending the South Side Irish Parade on Sunday,... Read more
(March 7, 2017) - Metra is seeking bids for the next phase of the multi-year Union Pacific North bridge project, which will replace bridges over 11 streets on the North Side of Chicago, as well as construct the inbound half of the new Ravenswood... Read more
(March 6, 2017) - Metra announced today that it will conduct Operation Lifesaver Safety Blitzes at 51 train stations across the six-county region in 2017 as part of its ongoing efforts to raise awareness of the importance of safe behavior around its... Read more
(March 1, 2017) - Metra today launched an online survey to ask what its customers, former customers and prospective customers think about a variety of potential fare and ticket options, including off-peak and reverse-commute pricing, one-day and... Read more
(February 24, 2017) - Metra’s Executive Director/CEO Don Orseno today announced he plans to retire from the agency in December 2017 after 43 years of service. Orseno, 62, was appointed as Metra’s acting Executive Director/CEO in August 2013. Since... Read more
(February 21, 2017) - Metra will host a public hearing in an open house format on Thursday, March 2 to solicit public comment on the Environmental Assessment of its proposed project to replace and expand the bridge over the Fox River along the... Read more
(February 15, 2017) - Metra in January posted an on-time performance rate of 95.6 percent, exceeding its goal for the 23rd consecutive month, and also exceeding the five-year average for the month of January of 93.4 percent. Metra’s goal is to... Read more
(February 13, 2017) - Rowdy groups, saving seats and “hands-free coughing and sneezing” are the winning gripes in a customer survey that will be used to choose the next set of posters in Metra’s “Ride Nice” courtesy campaign. The survey in January... Read more


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