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(May 25, 2017) - Metra today announced the start of a new advertising and marketing campaign aimed at getting more Chicago area commuters out of their cars and onto the train. The new campaign, “Metra Moves Me” features bold headlines including “... Read more
(May 24, 2017) - Metra has proposed a revision to its Metra Electric Line schedule that adjusts service to better reflect ridership demands and anticipated development in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood, where more than 1,700 residential units have... Read more
(May 24, 2017) - The Metra Board of Directors today approved three contracts totaling $48.2 million to replace or repair several bridges along the Union Pacific North Line on the North Side of Chicago and build the new inbound half of the Ravenswood... Read more
(May 24, 2017) - The Metra Board of Directors today approved a $3 million contract to renovate the Hazel Crest Station on the Metra Electric Line. The Bowa Group Inc. of Chicago was the lowest responsive and responsible bidder for the contracted... Read more
(May 24, 2017) - The Metra Board of Directors today approved an $11 million contract to replace the camera system on its trains with an upgraded system that includes inward-facing cameras in the locomotives, cabcars and Highliner cars to record the... Read more
(May 24, 2017) - Metra in April posted an on-time performance rate of 96.6 percent, exceeding its goal for the 26th consecutive month, just below the five-year average for the month of April of 96.9 percent. Metra’s goal is to operate at least 95... Read more
(May 22, 2017) - Metra announced today that up to three children age 11 and under will be able to ride free with each adult starting this Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. “Let Metra take you to great destinations this summer so you can spend... Read more
(May 16, 2017) - Romeoville Mayor John Noak, U.S. Congressman Dan Lipinski, Will County Executive Larry Walsh and Metra Executive Director/CEO Don Orseno officially broke ground today on the Romeoville Metra Station, a new stop along the Heritage... Read more
(May 8, 2017) - The votes have been tallied and Metra today announced the news that school-age children across the region have been waiting for – the names of the winners of its 2017 Safety Poster and Essay Contest. Each year, Metra invites students... Read more
(May 8, 2017) - Metra Executive Director/CEO Don Orseno joined State Rep. Luis Arroyo, Illinois Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti, Illinois House Speaker Michael J. Madigan, Ald. Milly Santiago (31st) and other officials today to break ground on a $7.3... Read more
(May 4, 2017) - Metra’s Office of Diversity and Civil Rights will host a free “Doing Business with Metra” event from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, May 11, at Metra headquarters, 547 W. Jackson Blvd. in Chicago. The event will offer small business owners... Read more
(May 4, 2017) - Union Pacific North Line customers can expect delays of up to 20 minutes this coming weekend due to scheduled track work at the Evanston Main Street Station. Some customers will also be required to board trains from a different... Read more
(May 3, 2017) - Heading off to the races can be quick and easy this weekend and every race day with Metra Union Pacific Northwest Line service to and from Arlington International Racecourse. Opening Day is Friday, May 5, followed the next day by one... Read more
(April 25, 2017) -  Union Pacific Northwest Line customers could experience delays of up to 30 minutes this coming weekend due to a major track construction project in Des Plaines. UP forces will be replacing six diamond crossover switches at its... Read more
(April 21, 2017) - Metra and Union Pacific Railroad joined state, county and local officials and members of the community in Maywood today to break ground on a $100 million project to remove two critical bottlenecks along the UP West Line that can... Read more


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