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(September 15, 2017) - Mass Transit Magazine has honored Metra’s very own Nicole McGann, Manager of Safety Reporting and Risk Reduction, as one of the industry’s leaders, naming her to its 2017 list of top transit professionals.   McGann was... Read more
(September 14, 2017) - Rock Island Line riders will be bused between 35th Street and LaSalle Street stations late Saturday evening, Sept. 16 while Metra and Canadian National (CN) perform major track work south of the Loop. Passengers on the last... Read more
(September 14, 2017) - Metra unveiled a special locomotive wrap on one of its F40PH locomotives today, commemorating 40 years of continuous passenger service for the locomotive model that is the backbone of Metra’s passenger fleet. Metra CEO/... Read more
(September 13, 2017) - Metra staff today unveiled a draft of its first-ever comprehensive strategic plan and invited its Board of Directors, customers, stakeholders and the public to comment before the document is finalized. “This plan sets the... Read more
(September 13, 2017) - Metra’s Board of Directors today approved a $21.6 million contract to replace a 136-year-old bridge over the Fox River along the Milwaukee District West Line in Elgin. Illinois Constructors Corporation of Elburn was the lowest... Read more
(September 13, 2017) - Metra in August posted an on-time performance rate of 96 percent, exceeding its goal for the 30th  consecutive month, and also exceeding the five-year average for the month of August of 95.6 percent. Metra’s goal is to operate... Read more
(September 7, 2017) - When the PGA’s BMW Championship returns to Conway Farms on Tuesday, Sept. 12, don’t putt around in traffic and miss your favorite player’s tee time  ̶  just let Metra be your easy tournament connection. Metra’s Milwaukee... Read more
(September 6, 2017) - Union Pacific Railroad (UP) and Metra invite the public to an open house on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, regarding the construction of a third mainline track on the UP West Line from Kress Road in West Chicago to Peck Road in... Read more
(September 5, 2017) - Metra reminds its Metra Electric and Rock Island Line customers that new schedules go into effect Monday, Sept. 11. The agency announced in August it had finalized its revision of the Metra Electric Line schedule, making... Read more
(August 29, 2017) - Metra will offer additional early departures from downtown on Friday, Sept. 1 to help commuters get an early start on the last holiday weekend of the summer. Ahead of Labor Day weekend, early departure schedules will be in effect... Read more
(August 16, 2017) - The Metra Board of Directors has unanimously selected James M. Derwinski to be the next Executive Director/CEO of the commuter rail agency. Mr. Derwinski, 49, has had a long career in Metra’s Mechanical Department and currently... Read more
(August 16, 2017) - Metra has finalized its revision of the Metra Electric Line schedule, making several adjustments to the initial proposal in response to customer feedback at informational meetings and via email. The new schedule will start on... Read more
(August 16, 2017) - Beginning Monday, Sept. 11, the midday express service schedule on Metra’s Rock Island Line will revert to local service, ending a yearlong pilot program that offered midday express service between Blue Island and Chicago.  There... Read more
(August 16, 2017) - Metra in July posted an on-time performance rate of 95.5 percent, exceeding its goal for the 29th consecutive month, and also exceeding the five-year average for the month of July of 94.9 percent. Metra’s goal is to operate at... Read more
(August 15, 2017) - Metra will run extra service on Aug. 19 and 20 to accommodate those attending the 59th Annual Chicago Air and Water Show at North Avenue Beach and along the city’s lakefront. “Our customers know the value of taking Metra to... Read more

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