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(July 18, 2018) - Metra is reissuing its request for proposals (RFP) for new railcars and opening it up to alternative car designs after it received only one response to its initial RFP for new bi-level gallery cars. Metra plans to reissue the RFP... Read more
(July 12, 2018) - Metra is encouraging music fans attending Lollapalooza to use public transit for travel to and from Chicago by offering a special two-day unlimited ride train pass. The special passes go on sale Monday, July 16 at all ticket... Read more
(July 10, 2018) -  Metra will begin work on Saturday, July 14 to resurface the commuter parking lot at the Arlington Park Station on the Union Pacific Northwest Line. From Saturday, July 14 through Sunday, July 15, the west side of the station... Read more
(July 9, 2018) - Metra on July 15 will begin two yearlong test programs that it hopes will attract new riders by lowering fares from some of its stations and simplifying its fare structure. In May, the Metra Board of Directors approved testing... Read more
(July 9, 2018) -  Metra officials announced today that due to a power maintenance project between the Richton Park and University Park stations on the Metra Electric Line, the University Park Station will be closed on both Sunday, July 22 and Sunday... Read more
(July 6, 2018) - Metra adding service for Taste of Chicago Metra will offer extra trains and altered schedules on its BNSF Line and Union Pacific Northwest and West lines for customers attending the Taste of Chicago while other lines on the Metra... Read more
(July 5, 2018) - Ridgeland Avenue will be closed at the intersection with Metra’s SouthWest Service Line from July 11 to July 20 while Metra crews work to replace and resurface the railroad crossing. The Ridgeland Avenue vehicular and pedestrian... Read more
(June 29, 2018) - Metra officials announced today that service on the Blue Island Branch of the Metra Electric Line will be shut down Saturday, July 7 while workers replace ties along the line. There will be no service on the Blue Island Branch on... Read more
(June 27, 2018) - Metra will offer early getaway service on Tuesday, July 3 on most lines to help customers get a jump start on their Fourth of July celebrations. Most Metra lines will add and shift train departures to better accommodate the rush of... Read more
(June 19, 2018) - Metra will add train service on Sunday, June 24, to accommodate those attending the 49th Annual Chicago Pride Parade. The parade steps off at noon at Montrose Avenue and Broadway Street in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood and ends... Read more
(June 14, 2018) - Winners of Metra’s 2018 Safety Poster and Essay Contest were honored Wednesday, June 13 at the monthly meeting of the Metra Board of Directors. Seventeen first-place winners from across Metra’s six-county service area were... Read more
(June 14, 2018) - Medinah Road will be closed at the intersection with Metra’s Milwaukee District West Line from June 20 to June 30 while Metra crews work to replace and resurface the railroad crossing. Vehicular traffic will be detoured throughout... Read more
(June 13, 2018) - Metra on June 20 will stop selling Monthly Passes and 10-Ride Tickets from vending machines at 15 non-downtown stations on the Metra Electric Line due to a surge in fraudulent purchases being made from those machines with stolen... Read more
(June 4, 2018) - Metra will make it easier for Chicago music lovers to attend Blues Fest and Spring Awakening this weekend by adding extra trains on five of its most heavily traveled lines on Friday, June 8, and Saturday, June 9. Other lines will... Read more
(May 29, 2018) - Music lovers can tune out the stress of traffic and parking by taking Metra’s UP North Line to Ravinia Park’s front gate this summer. Those planning to attend any of the concerts at the 2018 Ravinia Festival can board the UP North... Read more

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