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(September 20, 2018) -  For the fifth consecutive year, Metra, the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police and the Illinois State Police as well as local and federal agencies are joining together to promote vehicle and pedestrian safety during... Read more
(September 17, 2018) - Metra today celebrated the completion of the installation of Positive Train Control (PTC) components on all its trains and on all its communications and signal systems along its train lines, a major achievement on its way to... Read more
(September 12, 2018) - Metra will not raise fares in 2019 and will spend the year highlighting the need for more public aid and sounding the alarm about the system’s deterioration and possible downsizing if that aid does not materialize, the Metra... Read more
(September 11, 2018) - Music fans headed to this year’s Riot Fest can ditch the traffic and parking fees by making Metra part of their travel plans. Metra’s Western Avenue Station on its BNSF Line between Chicago and Aurora is a short walk from the... Read more
(August 28, 2018) - Metra will offer early getaway service from downtown on Friday, Aug. 31 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 for... Read more
(August 22, 2018) - Metra will host its 4th Annual On Track to Success Vendor Fair on Aug. 29 to provide contracting information and networking opportunities to current and prospective Metra vendors who are interested in doing business with the... Read more
(August 22, 2018) - Metra will bus passengers on the last outbound Milwaukee District North Line train Saturday night, Aug. 25 between Grayslake and Fox Lake due to a rail crossing renewal project at state Route 120 (Belvidere Road). Customers on... Read more
(August 20, 2018) - Due to declining on-site ticket sales at the Glencoe Station on the UP North Line, Metra today announced that Union Pacific Railroad will staff the station with a ticket agent only on select dates until Oct. 11, when the ticket... Read more
(August 16, 2018) - The first kickoff at Soldier Field of the 2018 Chicago Bears season is fast approaching. Metra can help make the trip to the game easier for you, your friends and family. “Don’t worry about missing part of the game because you’re... Read more
(August 14, 2018) - Metra will run extra service on Aug. 18 and 19 to accommodate those attending the 60th Annual Chicago Air and Water Show. “Our customers know the value of taking Metra to summer events like the Air and Water Show, and we’re happy... Read more
(August 10, 2018) - Metra will bus passengers on the last outbound Milwaukee District North Line train Saturday night between Lake Forest and Libertyville due to a road crossing replacement project.  Customers on board Train 2627, which departs... Read more
(August 8, 2018) - Let Metra take you right to the gate this Saturday for the biggest day of thoroughbred horse racing in the Midwest, as the 36th annual running of the Arlington Million takes place at Arlington International Racecourse. Metra’s... Read more
(July 30, 2018) - With thousands of music fans expected to descend upon Chicago’s Grant Park to enjoy one of the country’s most popular music festivals, Metra and CTA are adding service and expanding capacity to serve customers throughout the... Read more
(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

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