Metra Metra provides service to and from downtown Chicago with 242 stations over 11 routes totaling nearly 500 route miles & approximately 1,200 miles of track.

Metra is one of the largest and most complex commuter rail systems in North America, serving Cook, DuPage, Will, Lake, Kane and McHenry counties in northeastern Illinois. The agency provides service to and from downtown Chicago with 242 stations over 11 routes totaling nearly 500 route miles and approximately 1,200 miles of track. Metra operates more than 700 weekday trains, providing about 290,000 passenger trips each weekday.

Metra is one of the largest and most complex commuter rail systems in North America, serving Cook, DuPage, Will, Lake, Kane and McHenry counties in northeastern Illinois. The agency provides service to and from downtown Chicago with 242 stations over 11 routes totaling nearly 500 route miles and approximately 1,200 miles of track. Metra operates more than 700 weekday trains, providing about 290,000 passenger trips each weekday.

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09/27/2021
My Metra

There’s so much to enjoy in the Chicago region during the fall. My Metra will take you there. 🍂 https://metra.com

A doubleheader of newly rehabbed F59PH-3s travels outbound through the North Joint as MD-N Line train 2135. 📸 : Dan Mari...
09/26/2021

A doubleheader of newly rehabbed F59PH-3s travels outbound through the North Joint as MD-N Line train 2135. 📸 : Dan Marinellie #HappySunday

A doubleheader of newly rehabbed F59PH-3s travels outbound through the North Joint as MD-N Line train 2135. 📸 : Dan Marinellie #HappySunday

Today is the last day of #RailSafetyWeek, but the message carries on all year round. For your own safety, stay off the t...
09/26/2021

Today is the last day of #RailSafetyWeek, but the message carries on all year round. For your own safety, stay off the tracks and never drive around downed gates. It's never worth it. #SeeTracksThinkTrain

Today is the last day of #RailSafetyWeek, but the message carries on all year round. For your own safety, stay off the tracks and never drive around downed gates. It's never worth it. #SeeTracksThinkTrain

The bumpy stuff is there for a reason! Always stay behind the yellow tactile strip until your train has come to a comple...
09/25/2021

The bumpy stuff is there for a reason! Always stay behind the yellow tactile strip until your train has come to a complete stop. #RailSafetyWeek

The bumpy stuff is there for a reason! Always stay behind the yellow tactile strip until your train has come to a complete stop. #RailSafetyWeek

Get your running shoes and hop on Metra for the Chicago Half Marathon and 5k! Extra service will be provided on the Metr...
09/25/2021

Get your running shoes and hop on Metra for the Chicago Half Marathon and 5k! Extra service will be provided on the Metra Electric Line before and after the race: https://bit.ly/3CJ3PAf #CHIHalf

Get your running shoes and hop on Metra for the Chicago Half Marathon and 5k! Extra service will be provided on the Metra Electric Line before and after the race: https://bit.ly/3CJ3PAf #CHIHalf

Week 2 - "Rails, Trails and Ales" excursions take place TODAY on the Heritage Corridor Line! Ride to restaurants, bike t...
09/25/2021

Week 2 - "Rails, Trails and Ales" excursions take place TODAY on the Heritage Corridor Line! Ride to restaurants, bike trails and events every Saturday through Oct. 16. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3zh3d2R

09/24/2021
Jazz Fest

Enjoy the neighborhood and listen to some great music at the Hyde Park Music Festival. The event is walking distance from multiple stations on the Metra Electric line, so you don’t have to worry about parking. Find schedule information here: www.metra.com.

Week 2 - "Rails, Trails and Ales" excursions take place TOMORROW on the Heritage Corridor Line! Ride to restaurants, bik...
09/24/2021

Week 2 - "Rails, Trails and Ales" excursions take place TOMORROW on the Heritage Corridor Line! Ride to restaurants, bike trails and events every Saturday through Oct. 16. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3zh3d2R

09/24/2021

DPD, the Chicago Department of Transportation and Alderman Walter Burnett Jr will co-host an informational webinar next month to update the Near West Side community on the feasibility of a future Metra station and a related track realignment.

The event will take place at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12. Registration is open now: http://bit.ly/3lZptJM

09/24/2021
The Forge Adventure Park

Zip out to the zip line! The Forge Adventure Park is only a five-minute bike ride from the Lemont station, and you can receive a 15% discount on an activity or food/drink with a Metra ticket. Get the Saturday all-day pass for only $7: www.metra.com.

09/23/2021
Baseball In Chicago

There’s no better way to get downtown than on Metra. Follow the other Cubs and Cardinals fans to the Red Line and head to The Friendly Confines. More schedule information here: https://metra.com/baseball

09/23/2021
Metra to offer extra service for HOKA ONE ONE Chicago Half Marathon | Metra

Heading to the Chicago Half Marathon and 5K on Sunday, Sept. 26? Let us get you there, traffic-free. Extra service will be provided on the Metra Electric Line to help you get there: https://bit.ly/3CJ3PAf

Before the race, Metra will offer a 5:45 a.m. departure from Millennium Station, which arrives at the 63rd Street Station at 6:10 a.m. in plenty of time for the race’s 7 a.m. start. After the race, an extra train will depart 63rd Street Station at 10:40 a.m. to bring participants and spectators back to the city.

Publication Date Tuesday, September 21, 2021 Body The HOKA ONE ONE Chicago Half Marathon and 5K are happening at Chicago’s Jackson Park this Sunday, Sept. 26, and Metra can help you get there and back with extra service on the Metra Electric Line. Before the race, Metra will offer a 5:45 a.m. depa...

It's #RailSafetyWeek! As we observe this week of safety awareness, keep in mind that safety near rail tracks, on platfor...
09/23/2021

It's #RailSafetyWeek! As we observe this week of safety awareness, keep in mind that safety near rail tracks, on platforms, and at crossings should be a daily routine. Metra employees are at Lasalle St. Station distributing information and raising awareness.

Two Metra Police officers prevented a despondent man from jumping off a bridge into a railyard, a dramatic incident that...
09/22/2021

Two Metra Police officers prevented a despondent man from jumping off a bridge into a railyard, a dramatic incident that was recorded on one of the officers’ body cameras. View the news release here: https://metra.com/newsroom/metra-police-save-man-jumping-bridge

Two Metra Police officers prevented a despondent man from jumping off a bridge into a railyard, a dramatic incident that was recorded on one of the officers’ body cameras. View the news release here: https://metra.com/newsroom/metra-police-save-man-jumping-bridge

It's #RailSafetyWeek! As we observe this week of safety awareness, keep in mind that safety near rail tracks, on platfor...
09/22/2021

It's #RailSafetyWeek! As we observe this week of safety awareness, keep in mind that safety near rail tracks, on platforms, and at crossings should be a daily routine. Metra employees are at Ogilvie Transportation Center distributing information and raising awareness.

Students: Take a break from homework this weekend and enter Metra's safety contest! This year's theme is "Safety Is A Ch...
09/21/2021

Students: Take a break from homework this weekend and enter Metra's safety contest! This year's theme is "Safety Is A Choice You Make". Posters and essays are due Friday, December 17, 2021. Find more information at: https://metra.com/safety-poster-and-essay-contest.

Students: Take a break from homework this weekend and enter Metra's safety contest! This year's theme is "Safety Is A Choice You Make". Posters and essays are due Friday, December 17, 2021. Find more information at: https://metra.com/safety-poster-and-essay-contest.

The HOKA ONE ONE Chicago Half Marathon and 5K are happening at Chicago’s Jackson Park this Sunday, Sept. 26, and Metra c...
09/21/2021

The HOKA ONE ONE Chicago Half Marathon and 5K are happening at Chicago’s Jackson Park this Sunday, Sept. 26, and Metra can help you get there and back with extra service on the Metra Electric Line. View the news release here: https://metra.com/newsroom/metra-offer-extra-service-hoka-one-one-chicago-half-marathon

The HOKA ONE ONE Chicago Half Marathon and 5K are happening at Chicago’s Jackson Park this Sunday, Sept. 26, and Metra can help you get there and back with extra service on the Metra Electric Line. View the news release here: https://metra.com/newsroom/metra-offer-extra-service-hoka-one-one-chicago-half-marathon

It's #RailSafetyWeek! As we observe this week of safety awareness, keep in mind that safety near rail tracks, on platfor...
09/21/2021

It's #RailSafetyWeek! As we observe this week of safety awareness, keep in mind that safety near rail tracks, on platforms, and at crossings should be a daily routine. Metra employees are at Chicago Union Station distributing information and raising awareness about rail safety.

It's #RailSafetyWeek! As we observe this week of safety awareness, keep in mind that safety near rail tracks, on platfor...
09/20/2021

It's #RailSafetyWeek! As we observe this week of safety awareness, keep in mind that safety near rail tracks, on platforms and at crossings should be a daily endeavor. https://bit.ly/3hRzjwl

It's #RailSafetyWeek! As we observe this week of safety awareness, keep in mind that safety near rail tracks, on platforms and at crossings should be a daily endeavor. https://bit.ly/3hRzjwl

Join us for an informative presentation on rail safety by Metra safety personnel. The presentation will be held via Zoom...
09/20/2021
FREE Rail Safety Presentation - "Operation Lifesaver"

Join us for an informative presentation on rail safety by Metra safety personnel. The presentation will be held via Zoom from 7:00pm to 8:00pm on Wednesday, October 13, 2021.

Operation Lifesaver is a program designed to promote railroad safety and awareness for children and adults of all ages.

Metra belongs to all of us. Maybe that’s why our riders take the best photos of our trains. If you have a photo you'd li...
09/20/2021

Metra belongs to all of us. Maybe that’s why our riders take the best photos of our trains. If you have a photo you'd like to share, send it to [email protected].

Metra belongs to all of us. Maybe that’s why our riders take the best photos of our trains. If you have a photo you'd like to share, send it to [email protected].

We'd like to share a special congratulations to Jose Ochoa, a Metra conductor on the Chicago Union Station District who ...
09/18/2021

We'd like to share a special congratulations to Jose Ochoa, a Metra conductor on the Chicago Union Station District who is celebrating his 35th work anniversary with Metra today! Mr. Ochoa started his career at Metra on Sept. 18, 1986, in the track department, becoming a conductor in 1989. Mr. Ochoa has since made his mark in the agency by being an instructor for new conductors for the past 10 years. Congratulations on your work anniversary!

Psst! Did you know Metra has a $7 Weekend Day Pass available? It pairs perfectly with single-day @RiotFest tickets! Buy ...
09/18/2021

Psst! Did you know Metra has a $7 Weekend Day Pass available? It pairs perfectly with single-day @RiotFest tickets! Buy it on the Ventra App for easy ticketing.

BNSF schedule mods for #RiotFest: https://bit.ly/3ChHUAc

Psst! Did you know Metra has a $7 Weekend Day Pass available? It pairs perfectly with single-day @RiotFest tickets! Buy it on the Ventra App for easy ticketing.

BNSF schedule mods for #RiotFest: https://bit.ly/3ChHUAc

09/17/2021
Pedestrian bridge work to impact Metra Electric and South Shore lines this weekend | Metra

Construction of a pedestrian bridge at 43rd Street in Chicago will shut down a portion of the Metra Electric Line this weekend, Sept. 18-19, requiring some late night and early morning Metra and South Shore trains to be canceled or replaced with free CTA shuttles between the 51st Street and Millennium stations: https://bit.ly/3lqAjs1

Publication Date Tuesday, September 14, 2021 Body Construction of a pedestrian bridge at 43rd Street in Chicago will shut down a portion of the Metra Electric Line this weekend, Sept. 18-19, requiring some late night and early morning Metra and South Shore trains to be canceled or replaced with free...

Our inaugural "Rails, Trails and Ales" excursions take place TOMORROW on the Heritage Corridor Line! Ride to restaurants...
09/17/2021

Our inaugural "Rails, Trails and Ales" excursions take place TOMORROW on the Heritage Corridor Line! Ride to restaurants, bike trails and events every Saturday through Oct. 16. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3zh3d2R

Our inaugural "Rails, Trails and Ales" excursions take place TOMORROW on the Heritage Corridor Line! Ride to restaurants, bike trails and events every Saturday through Oct. 16. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3zh3d2R

09/17/2021

🚨 A tie blitz is scheduled along the BNSF Line for Friday, Sept. 17th through Monday, Sept. 20. This work will require several crossings to be closed to pedestrian/vehicular traffic from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m.

See below for dates and affected crossings:

FRIDAY, SEPT. 17:
East Ave - Berwyn
Oak Park Ave - Berwyn
Grove Ave - Berwyn
Delaplaine Rd - Riverside
Herbert Rd (Ped) - Riverside
Hollywood Ave - Brookfield

SATURDAY, SEPT. 18:
Delaplaine Rd - Riverside
Herbert Rd (Ped) - Riverside
Holywood Ave - Brookfield
Ashland Ave - LaGrange
Kensington Ave - LaGrange
Gilbert Ave - Western Springs
Lawn Ave - Western Springs
Central Ave (Ped) - Western Springs
Park Ave (Ped) - Hinsdale
Garfield Ave - Hinsdale
Lincoln St - Hinsdale

SUNDAY, SEPT 19:
Ashland Ave - LaGrange
Kensington Ave - LaGrange
Gilbert Ave - Western Springs
Lawn Ave - Western Springs
Central Ave (Ped) - Western Springs
Park Ave (Ped) - Hinsdale
Garfield Ave - Hinsdale
Lincoln St - Hinsdale

Ready for #RiotFest? Hop on Metra and avoid traffic. Metra is adding extra stops to the Western Ave station on the BNSF ...
09/17/2021

Ready for #RiotFest? Hop on Metra and avoid traffic. Metra is adding extra stops to the Western Ave station on the BNSF Line. View the Sept 17-19 schedule here: https://bit.ly/3ChHUAc

🚨 *Add extra travel time as there will be extensive tie work taking place this same weekend*

Ready for #RiotFest? Hop on Metra and avoid traffic. Metra is adding extra stops to the Western Ave station on the BNSF Line. View the Sept 17-19 schedule here: https://bit.ly/3ChHUAc

🚨 *Add extra travel time as there will be extensive tie work taking place this same weekend*

Metra is adding stops to Western Ave for some BNSF trains for Riot Fest attendees. Keep in mind, an extensive tie projec...
09/16/2021

Metra is adding stops to Western Ave for some BNSF trains for Riot Fest attendees. Keep in mind, an extensive tie project will be taking place the same weekend. Review the BNSF schedule for Sept. 17-19 here: https://bit.ly/3ChHUAc

More: https://bit.ly/3AeEehS

Metra is adding stops to Western Ave for some BNSF trains for Riot Fest attendees. Keep in mind, an extensive tie project will be taking place the same weekend. Review the BNSF schedule for Sept. 17-19 here: https://bit.ly/3ChHUAc

More: https://bit.ly/3AeEehS

CTA and Metra team up to score a touchdown when it comes to getting Bears fans to Soldier Field this fall. Read more: ht...
09/16/2021

CTA and Metra team up to score a touchdown when it comes to getting Bears fans to Soldier Field this fall. Read more: https://bit.ly/3nFB5o4

CTA and Metra team up to score a touchdown when it comes to getting Bears fans to Soldier Field this fall. Read more: https://bit.ly/3nFB5o4

09/16/2021
Bike Train

Have you been to the trail that connects Lockport and Joliet? It’s just one of the many bike paths along our Heritage Corridor Line! We’re currently offering a special Saturday service with a bike car on each train so you can ride them all. Learn more about our bike cars: https://metra.com/bikecarprogram

It’s going to be a busy weekend on Metra’s BNSF Line to Aurora with a nighttime tie replacement project and with some tr...
09/15/2021

It’s going to be a busy weekend on Metra’s BNSF Line to Aurora with a nighttime tie replacement project and with some trains making extra stops at the Western Avenue Station to accommodate music fans attending Riot Fest in Douglass Park. News release: https://metra.com/newsroom/bnsf-rail-tie-project-weekend

It’s going to be a busy weekend on Metra’s BNSF Line to Aurora with a nighttime tie replacement project and with some trains making extra stops at the Western Avenue Station to accommodate music fans attending Riot Fest in Douglass Park. News release: https://metra.com/newsroom/bnsf-rail-tie-project-weekend

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Metra is one of the largest and most complex commuter rail systems in North America, serving Cook, DuPage, Will, Lake, Kane and McHenry counties in Northeastern Illinois. The agency provides service to and from downtown Chicago with 242 stations over 11 routes totaling nearly 500 route miles and approximately 1,200 miles of track. Metra operates nearly 700 weekday trains, providing about 290,000 passenger trips each weekday.

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