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Coronavirus information
First Published - 06/07/2020 - 2:04PM

Metra trains are operating on alternate weekday and weekend schedules posted here, with no weekend service on the North Central Service, Southwest Service, Heritage Corridor and the Blue Island Branch of the Metra Electric Line. For all other information relating to Metra's response to the pandemic, click here.

Last Updated - 08/10/2020 - 12:04PM


(July 27, 2020) - Metra is responding to growing ridership and the expectations of returning riders by adding express trains to its BNSF and Rock Island lines. These new services are set to begin Aug. 3. “We see the disruption in commuter travel... Read more
(July 21, 2020) - Metra today asked the Surface Transportation Board (STB) to issue a preliminary injunction to prevent Union Pacific Railroad (UP) from taking planned steps that would degrade or halt commuter rail service on its three lines in the... Read more
(July 20, 2020) - Metra will continue to support doctors, nurses, EMTs, paramedics, and other medical personnel on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic by allowing them to ride free on Metra trains through the end of August. To ride free,... Read more
(July 16, 2020) - Metra will close the West Hinsdale Station on its BNSF Line for approximately two months beginning Aug. 1 to accommodate the replacement of the station’s boarding platforms. Trains will not stop at the station for the duration of... Read more
(July 15, 2020) - The Metra Board of Directors today approved a $15.2 million contract to build a new Peterson Ridge Station and parking facility on the Union Pacific North Line. A Metra station in Edgewater has been planned for years. Click here to... Read more
(July 7, 2020) - Metra today unveiled a test of a ridership dashboard that provides information to riders about how crowded trains have been on each line. The information will help riders who have the flexibility to travel at different times make... Read more
(July 6, 2020) -  Metra is extending the availability of its $10 All-Day Pass through Labor Day. The pass, which is available for purchase on the Ventra app, offers most Metra passengers a significant savings on transit costs. Metra riders are... Read more
(June 29, 2020) - Metra will be operating on a reduced service Sunday/holiday schedule on all lines Friday, July 3 through Sunday, July 5. Sunday/holiday schedules mean that train service will not operate on the North Central Service, Heritage... Read more
(June 22, 2020) - As Chicagoans return to work and stay-at-home restrictions are lifted, Metra is expanding its service on three lines to meet the needs of its growing ridership. Effective Monday, June 29, Metra will add service on the North Central... Read more
(June 17, 2020) -   Today, winners of Metra’s 2020 Safety Poster and Essay Contest were honored at the monthly meeting of the Metra Board of Directors. Every year, Metra looks forward to hosting and honoring the winners of the poster contest.... Read more
(June 7, 2020) - Metra trains on all lines will resume operating on alternate weekday schedules on Monday, June 8, which means limited weekday service will return on the SouthWest Service, Heritage Corridor and North Central Service lines. The... Read more
(May 28, 2020) - As Illinois and the Chicago region move toward establishing a “new normal” in the time of COVID-19, Metra is providing more details about the steps it is taking to ensure passengers will feel safe using its system. “We know more... Read more
(May 28, 2020) - The rail crossing at 95th Street and Vincennes Avenue on the Metra Rock Island Line will be closed from Wednesday, June 3 until Friday, June 12 for replacement and resurfacing. The 95th Street vehicular crossing will be closed and... Read more
(May 27, 2020) - Metra has been awarded a $12.5 million federal grant to improve service reliability on the Milwaukee District North Line by upgrading three out-of-date switching complexes and associated signals. The grant, which was awarded under... Read more
(May 20, 2020) - Metra is launching a new $10 All-Day Pass on June 1 and strongly encouraging customers to buy it in the Ventra app, giving them a “Touch Less, Pay Less” option to ride its trains safely and affordably. “If you are ready to come back... Read more


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