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(January 17, 2018) - Metra will offer extra service on its busiest lines this Saturday to accommodate the expected higher ridership for the Women’s March Chicago. Additional trains will run on the BNSF, UP North, UP Northwest and UP West lines.... Read more
(January 16, 2018) -  Metra reminds its customers that fare increases go into effect Feb. 1 and trims to service on five lines begin Feb. 5. As of Feb. 1: The price of one-way tickets will increase by 25 cents in all zones (a 2.3 percent to 6.7... Read more
(January 12, 2018) - Service to the new Romeoville Station on Metra’s Heritage Corridor Line will begin on Feb. 5, 2018. It will be the first new stop on the Heritage Corridor since Metra’s creation in 1984 and the first new stop on any Chicago area... Read more
(January 4, 2018) - Metra has issued a request for proposals (RFP) to begin to replace its aging fleet of engines with new or remanufactured locomotives. The locomotive RFP, which was issued last week, calls for a base order of at least 12 new or 15... Read more
(December 18, 2017) - Metra customers who receive a new phone this holiday season are reminded that they must manually transfer the Metra mobile tickets purchased via the  Ventra App from their old phone to their new phone. Metra tickets purchased... Read more
(December 14, 2017) - Metra will modify train schedules on several days in the coming weeks to better serve the needs of our customers during the holiday season. In addition, special $8 holiday passes will be available for unlimited travel Dec. 23... Read more
(December 13, 2017) - Metra today honored retiring CEO/Executive Director Don Orseno by placing his name on a locomotive that had been repainted in the red and yellow colors of the Rock Island Railroad. “Before he heads off into the next chapter,... Read more
(December 13, 2017) - Metra in November posted an on-time performance rate of 95.2 percent, exceeding its goal for the 33nd consecutive month. Metra’s goal is to operate at least 95 percent of its trains on time. Like the rest of the U.S. commuter... Read more
(December 12, 2017) - For the sixth consecutive year, Metra and the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Foundation will spread holiday cheer by hosting a Toys for Tots drive at all downtown Chicago Metra stations on Thursday, Dec. 14. Marines... Read more
(December 11, 2017) - Metra is extending its popular weekend “Family Fares” program to weekdays during the last two weeks of December, making it easy for families to enjoy the season without the hassle of driving. That means up to three children... Read more
(December 5, 2017) - Metra today offered reporters a tour of its GPS Center to demonstrate how it communicates with customers and to outline the steps it takes every year to prepare for winter’s blast of snow, ice and cold. The GPS Center, located... Read more
(November 30, 2017) - The Wheaton Metra Station at 402 W Front Street remains closed following a fire the evening of Nov. 22. Fire investigators and insurance representatives have inspected the building and are making final evaluations before... Read more
(November 27, 2017) - Metra again will partner with NBC 5 Chicago to hold a coat drive at all five downtown Chicago Metra stations and all BNSF stations Nov. 28-30. New and gently used coats can be placed in special collection boxes at all downtown... Read more
(November 20, 2017) - Metra will modify schedules on most lines Wednesday, Nov. 22 to help customers get an early start on their Thanksgiving plans. “Thanksgiving is a time meant to be spent with family, and we want to make it as easy as possible... Read more
(November 17, 2017) - Metra officials joined U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth and Elgin Mayor David Kaptain today at the groundbreaking to replace a 136-year-old bridge over the Fox River along the Milwaukee District West Line in Elgin. “Replacing this... Read more

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