We offer a variety of opportunities featuring effective advertising space. Unlike radio, TV, newspapers or magazines that also feature ads for other products, on many Metra materials, your message will be the only one seen by thousands of passengers.

Below you will find a wide selection of mediums on which to advertise. For program parameters and capabilities in greater detail, please contact the individual listed next to each opportunity. 

Downtown Stations, Outlying Stations and Train Advertising

All train and station advertising for Metra is handled by Clear Channel Outdoor. For more information, contact 773-843-2051.

Metra Market at Ogilvie Transportation Center (OTC) Advertising

Reach one of Chicago’s most sought-after commuter audiences as well as visitors to the Chicago French Market at the OTC Suburban Concourse. For more information contact Connor Riley at


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Train Wrap Advertising

Looking for a completely different way to get your message to your target market? Try wrapping a train. As the sole advertiser, your message will be the only one seen by those riding the train and those watching as the train rolls by. For more information, contact Clear Channel at 773-843-2051 .

Station Sampling

If you’re introducing a new product, what better way to do so then by putting a sample directly in the hands of your potential customers? Hundreds of thousands of commuters pass through Metra stations every weekday, and through our Station Sampling program, you can reach each one of them. For more information, contact Clear Channel at 773-843-2051. All station sampling requests are subject to approval.

Train Schedules

Reaching a wide audience is vital to business today and now Metra offers you the opportunity to direct your advertising message to a prime consumer base - Metra train riders.  Individual rail line schedules are printed in minimum quantities of 25,000. These schedules are reused by commuters and shared by co-workers, families, students, and visitors and are distributed at Metra stations, libraries, village/city offices and other public places, as well as numerous private businesses reaching thousands of people each year. Eleven different commuter rail schedules are printed, with a total of over two million schedules printed every year. An attractive feature is that advertisers can purchase space for a particular line or for multiple rail line schedules. For more information, email

My Metra customer magazine

My Metra magazine is distributed on trains and posted on Metra's website every quarter. It is read by tens of thousands of riders and reaches some of the Chicago area’s savviest consumers. For details about advertising in the magazine, please see our media kit.