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(November 14, 2017) - Metra will add trains and expand seating capacity on Saturday, Nov. 18 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 10, 2017) - The Metra Board today approved a $797.2 million operating budget for 2018 that includes fare increases and trims in service in order to close a $45 million funding gap. The Board also approved a 2018 capital budget totaling $... Read more
(November 10, 2017) - Metra in October posted an on-time performance rate of 95.7 percent, exceeding its goal for the 32nd 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
(November 8, 2017) - Metra and the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority (MPEA) today unveiled a significant upgrade to the Metra station at McCormick Place, including a vibrant series of mural paintings from Chicago Public School students who... Read more
(November 6, 2017) - The holiday season is fast approaching and Metra is teaming up with the Greater Chicago Food Depository to help ensure that food is available for those in need. This Tuesday, Nov. 7, volunteers for the Chicago Food Depository... Read more
(October 26, 2017) - Metra will make several adjustments to the Metra Electric Line schedule on Nov. 5 to better match train times with actual operating conditions and reduce congestion on the line.  The new schedule will alter the schedules of six... Read more
(October 6, 2017) - Metra has proposed a 2018 operating budget of $797.2 million that includes fare increases and, for the first time, cuts in service in order to close a $45 million budget deficit caused by rising expenses, a reduction in state aid... Read more
(October 6, 2017) - Metra in September posted an on-time performance rate of 95.2 percent, exceeding its goal for the 31st 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
(October 5, 2017) - 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
(September 28, 2017) - Metra today launched the 12th Annual Safety Poster and Essay Contest, asking students to illustrate through posters and essays why they should have their “Eyes Up, Devices Down: Look, Listen, Live” when near railroad tracks,... Read more
(September 26, 2017) - Metra advises Metra Electric Line customers that trains will not stop at the University Park Station on Saturday, Oct. 7 due to necessary track construction in the area. The station will be open in time for the Marathon Extra... Read more
(September 20, 2017) - Runners and spectators participating in the Chicago Half Marathon will  have additional travel options this Sunday, Sept. 24, with added service on the Metra Electric Line. Metra will operate an extra outbound train departing... Read more
(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

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