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COVID-19 Information
First Published - 04/05/2021 - 5:27PM

Due to COVID-19, Metra trains are operating on alternate schedules that we will update regularly to meet increasing demand. For the latest schedules, click hereFor information about Metra's response to the pandemic, click here.

Last Updated - 04/05/2021 - 5:30PM


(April 28, 2021) - Fulfilling its promise to reimagine and restore service as vaccination numbers increase and workers return to job sites, Metra is adding weekday and weekend trains to the Metra Electric Line beginning Monday, May 10. The new... Read more
(April 27, 2021) - Metra will be hiring more than 100 workers in a variety of occupations in the coming months to prepare for an expected increase in ridership and to fill some positions that were left vacant during the depths of the pandemic. The... Read more
(April 21, 2021) - Demonstrating its leadership and commitment to innovation and cleaner energy, Metra is challenging the industry to create a zero-emission commuter locomotive by converting an older engine from diesel to one powered solely by... Read more
(April 15, 2021) - Metra has extended the availability its flexible and affordable $10 All-Day Pass  through June 30, 2021. The All-Day Pass is good for unlimited rides on any and all Metra lines all day until 3 a.m. the next morning. For most trips... Read more
(April 14, 2021) - Spring traditionally marks the beginning of construction season across the Chicago region and the Metra system is no exception. Work has already started on Metra’s 2021 construction program and will continue throughout summer and... Read more
(April 9, 2021) - Metra, Woodstock and McHenry County officials today celebrated the completion of the rehab of the Metra station in downtown Woodstock. “Since opening its doors in 1915, the Woodstock Station has served as a gateway to this historic... Read more
(April 5, 2021) - As Chicagoland continues to rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic and more of the region’s residents return to work, Metra is adding service on three of its lines – the BNSF, Milwaukee District North and North Central Service –... Read more
(March 18, 2021) - Metra has promoted Kevin McCann, who rose through the ranks to become head of the agency’s Mechanical Department, to be its next Chief Operating Officer. He will start his new position on July 1, when current COO Bruce Marcheschi... Read more
(March 18, 2021) - Today, Chicago’s three regional transit agencies — the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Metra, and Pace Suburban Bus — celebrate Transit Driver Appreciation Day (TDAD) and invite everyone to say “Thank you!” to the essential... Read more
(March 17, 2021) - As part of its continued efforts to create safety and build rider confidence, Metra is significantly upgrading the ventilation system on its railcars with a new three-stage filtration and purification process, the agency announced... Read more
(March 16, 2021) - Beginning Monday, March 22, Metra will be making minor changes to the schedules of three trains on its Rock Island Line to Joliet. These minor schedule changes are being made in response to customer feedback, to improve on-time... Read more
(March 12, 2021) - Over 1,000 C-Suite and HR Professionals Came Together to Learn About Key Measures to Bring Employees Back to the Workplace CHICAGO (March 12, 2021) – Metra and the Building Owners and Managers Association of Chicago (BOMA/... Read more
(March 3, 2021) - Metra and the Building Owners and Managers Association of Chicago (BOMA/Chicago) are hosting the Safe Return to Work Summit to educate businesses on ways to safeguard offices and return safely on public transportation. The in-... Read more
(February 17, 2021) - Metra is making itself even more environmentally friendly with a plan to purchase seven new low-emission switch locomotives, including the railroad’s first zero-emission electric-powered unit. The Metra Board of Directors at... Read more
(February 17, 2021) - Metra’s $10 All-Day Pass has been a such a popular and affordable fare option for travelers during the COVID-19 pandemic that Metra is extending the availability of this special fare through April 30, 2021. The All-Day Pass is... Read more


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