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(November 15, 2018) - Metra will modify schedules on most lines Wednesday, Nov. 21 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 12, 2018) -  Metra will add trains and expand seating capacity on Saturday, Nov. 17 for the BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival, which, for many, has become the official kickoff of the holiday season. In anticipation of the... Read more
(November 9, 2018) - The Metra Board of Directors today approved a 2019 operating budget of $822.2 million that does not include a fare increase, as well as a 2019 capital budget of $185.6 million that falls far short of Metra’s needs. Click here to... Read more
(November 9, 2018) - The Metra Board of Directors today approved the purchase of three used F59PH locomotives for $2.5 million to help the railroad supplement its aging locomotive fleet while continuing a longer-term procurement of new or... Read more
(October 26, 2018) - Construction of a pedestrian bridge at 41st Street will disrupt Metra Electric and South Shore Line service beginning late Saturday night, Nov. 3 through early Sunday morning, Nov. 4, Metra announced today. Four trains will be... Read more
(October 26, 2018) - Metra has begun what is referred to as Revenue Service Demonstration (RSD) of the new Positive Train Control (PTC) safety system on the Rock Island Line, the final stage before full implementation along the route.  PTC is a... Read more
(October 22, 2018) - Metra will offer early getaway service from downtown on its four busiest lines Wednesday, Oct. 31 to help its customers get home in time for Halloween activities. Metra’s Union Pacific North, Northwest and West lines and the... Read more
(October 19, 2018) - A major tie replacement project on the BNSF Line between Hinsdale and Aurora will be condensed into a single weekend to minimize the impact on commuter service, Metra announced today. Schedule alterations, including some train... Read more
(October 15, 2018) - Metra today unveiled a proposed revision of the Rock Island Line schedule that includes changes necessary for the new Positive Train Control (PTC) safety system, as well as some service enhancements such as new express trains.... Read more
(October 9, 2018) - Metra today proposed a 2019 operating budget of $822 million that does not include a fare increase. Metra also proposed a 2019 capital budget of $185.6 million, far short of Metra’s needs, and warned about the system’s... Read more
(October 9, 2018) - Metra has reached an agreement with business and civic groups in Lake County to share the costs of a potential two-year pilot project for two new reverse-commute trains on the Milwaukee District North Line and to work on a... Read more
(October 9, 2018) - Due to a break-in at the 103rd St.-Beverly Hills Station on the Rock Island Line, Metra has closed the ticket office at the station effective immediately.  Metra had planned for the last day of ticket sales to be Monday, Oct. 15... Read more
(October 4, 2018) - The Braeside Station on Metra’s Union Pacific North Line will be closed late evenings and for one weekend due to work to replace the rail crossing adjacent to the station at Lake-Cook Road. Work is scheduled to begin Wednesday,... Read more
(October 3, 2018) - Metra will operate extra early morning inbound and early afternoon outbound trains on five of its lines for participants and spectators going to this Sunday’s Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Extra service will be offered on the... Read more
(October 1, 2018) - Due to declining on-site ticket sales at the 103rd St.-Beverly Hills Station on the Rock Island Line, Metra today announced that it will close the station’s ticket office at the end of business on Monday, Oct. 15. Ticket sales... Read more

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