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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To make My Metra even safer, we are upgrading our ventilation system with a three-stage filtration and purification proc...
04/05/2021

To make My Metra even safer, we are upgrading our ventilation system with a three-stage filtration and purification process that uses ultraviolet light, electrical fields and strong filters. https://metrarail.com/confidence

An F59PHI travels through A-2 on a clear spring day. Wishing all of our riders and railfans a #HappySunday.
04/04/2021

An F59PHI travels through A-2 on a clear spring day. Wishing all of our riders and railfans a #HappySunday.

If you're riding Metra today or tomorrow, don't forget about our $7 Saturday or Sunday Day Pass! Learn more: https://bit...
04/03/2021

If you're riding Metra today or tomorrow, don't forget about our $7 Saturday or Sunday Day Pass! Learn more: https://bit.ly/3nZfxPt

Metra-maintained stations are cleaned several times a week, just one more reason you can #CommuteWithConfidence.
04/02/2021

Metra-maintained stations are cleaned several times a week, just one more reason you can #CommuteWithConfidence.

Metra is significantly upgrading the ventilation system on its railcars with a new three-stage filtration and purificati...
04/01/2021

Metra is significantly upgrading the ventilation system on its railcars with a new three-stage filtration and purification process. The new system is expected to remove and eliminate 99% of all airborne particulates, bacteria and viruses. Read more: https://bit.ly/3vATi7O

Wearing a face covering onboard not only protects you, it protects everyone else onboard. #MaskUp
03/31/2021

Wearing a face covering onboard not only protects you, it protects everyone else onboard. #MaskUp

Returning to Metra? We're excited to welcome you back safely. Learn how Metra is taking extra steps to assure you can #C...
03/30/2021

Returning to Metra? We're excited to welcome you back safely. Learn how Metra is taking extra steps to assure you can #CommuteWithConfidence at metrarail.com/coronavirus.

Our $10 All-Day Pass can be used for unlimited rides across the entire system, providing our riders a more flexible fare...
03/29/2021

Our $10 All-Day Pass can be used for unlimited rides across the entire system, providing our riders a more flexible fare option as they return to Metra. Purchase on the Ventra App for touch-free ticketing! 🎫

There are a lot of great reasons to ride the train. But sometimes the sunrise is the best part. #HappySunday
03/28/2021

There are a lot of great reasons to ride the train. But sometimes the sunrise is the best part. #HappySunday

03/28/2021
Metra to adjust Rock Island schedule beginning March 22 | Metra

TOMORROW: minor schedule changes will take effect on March 22, 2021, for three trains on the Rock Island Line. Review these changes here: https://bit.ly/2OWvIBA

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 COVID-19....

Ready to ride? We're ready for you. Learn how you can ride confidently at metrarail.com/coronavirus
03/27/2021

Ready to ride? We're ready for you. Learn how you can ride confidently at metrarail.com/coronavirus

Staying safe near railroad tracks is as simple as staying off them! Only cross the tracks at designated crossings and ne...
03/26/2021

Staying safe near railroad tracks is as simple as staying off them! Only cross the tracks at designated crossings and never walk along railroad tracks. #SeeTracksThinkTrain

#DYK: Metra has created a simple tool that shows the level of crowding on each train called our Ridership Dashboard. Thi...
03/25/2021

#DYK: Metra has created a simple tool that shows the level of crowding on each train called our Ridership Dashboard. This tool is to help riders plan their travel according to their personal needs, as well as to encourage riders to shift to less-congested trains, when possible. Find it at metrarail.com/dashboard

Metra has extended the availability of the $10 All-Day Pass through April! Ride across the entire Metra system for one l...
03/24/2021

Metra has extended the availability of the $10 All-Day Pass through April! Ride across the entire Metra system for one low price. Purchase the pass on the Ventra App for touch-free ticketing.

Metra is significantly upgrading the ventilation system on its railcars with a new three-stage filtration and purificati...
03/23/2021

Metra is significantly upgrading the ventilation system on its railcars with a new three-stage filtration and purification process. The new system is expected to remove and eliminate 99 percent of all airborne particulates, bacteria and viruses, including the virus that causes COVID-19. Metra already refreshes the air every four minutes and uses hospital-grade MERV 13 filters on its train cars; the new system will be the equivalent to or better than MERV 17 or HEPA standards. Read more: https://bit.ly/3vATi7O

03/21/2021
Metra to adjust Rock Island schedule beginning March 22 | Metra

TOMORROW: minor schedule changes will take effect on March 22, 2021, for three trains on the Rock Island Line. Review these changes here: https://bit.ly/2OWvIBA

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 COVID-19....

There are many reasons you can Commute with Confidence onboard Metra, like how our railcars are equipped with hospital-g...
03/20/2021

There are many reasons you can Commute with Confidence onboard Metra, like how our railcars are equipped with hospital-grade MERV-13 filters. Learn more at metrarail.com/coronavirus.

On Monday, Mar. 22, schedule changes to three trains on the Rock Island Line will take effect. These minor schedule chan...
03/19/2021

On Monday, Mar. 22, schedule changes to three trains on the Rock Island Line will take effect. These minor schedule changes are being made in response to customer feedback, to improve on-time performance and to provide transfer opportunities. View the schedule here: https://bit.ly/3cLOHH0

Read more: https://bit.ly/2OWvIBA

Metra has promoted Kevin McCann, who rose through the ranks to become head of the Mechanical Department, to be its next ...
03/18/2021

Metra has promoted Kevin McCann, who rose through the ranks to become head of the Mechanical Department, to be its next Chief Operating Officer. He will start his new position on July 1, when current COO Bruce Marcheschi retires. View the news release here: bit.ly/30UHUVU

As an Engineer, Powell’s job is to operate trains safely and reliably. It’s a big responsibility that and she and fellow...
03/18/2021

As an Engineer, Powell’s job is to operate trains safely and reliably. It’s a big responsibility that and she and fellow engineers take on every day. My Metra riders may not know who is operating their train, but they should know they are always in good hands. #TDAD

There is no railroad without locomotives and cars, and machinists like Dave May keep them operating year round, through ...
03/18/2021

There is no railroad without locomotives and cars, and machinists like Dave May keep them operating year round, through heat and cold. It doesn't take a miracle to keep Metra's old locomotives and cars in service - it takes experts like May and Metra's mechanical team. #TDAD

It takes an army of workers in the field to maintain the tracks, signals, stations, and other system components, includi...
03/18/2021

It takes an army of workers in the field to maintain the tracks, signals, stations, and other system components, including Dan Deneen's team, which maintains the power structure for the Metra Electric Line. They make sure My Metra is ready when you are. #TDAD

As a Rules Examiner, Arturo Mota makes sure My Metra workers operate safely and efficiently. He's also active in his com...
03/18/2021

As a Rules Examiner, Arturo Mota makes sure My Metra workers operate safely and efficiently. He's also active in his community, and has supported first responders with meals, PPE and financial aid. He recently received a My Metra Honor for contributions to the community. #TDAD

Today, we celebrate Transit Driver Appreciation Day by sharing the work of some of our employees across all fields. Our ...
03/18/2021

Today, we celebrate Transit Driver Appreciation Day by sharing the work of some of our employees across all fields. Our employees' dedication to their crafts is what has kept Metra running throughout this pandemic and what continues to provide the agency with a bright future.

We will be posting across Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, so check out Metra's other social media pages to read more stories! #TDAD

Twitter: twitter.com/metra
Instagram: instagram.com/metrarail

Read more: https://bit.ly/3c0pOse

As part of its continued efforts to create safety and build rider confidence, Metra is significantly upgrading the venti...
03/17/2021

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 today. The new system uses ultraviolet light, electrical fields and stronger filters to create the safest possible environment for its customers. Leading the way, Metra is among the first agencies to adopt such a comprehensive system for its railcars.

View the news release here: https://bit.ly/3vATi7O

Metra's Board of Directors meeting, starting at 10:30 a.m. today, is being held as a webcast only. You can view the webc...
03/17/2021

Metra's Board of Directors meeting, starting at 10:30 a.m. today, is being held as a webcast only. You can view the webcast here: https://bit.ly/3cui0xO

Metra will be making minor changes to the schedules of three trains to Joliet on March 22. These changes are being made ...
03/16/2021

Metra will be making minor changes to the schedules of three trains to Joliet on March 22. These changes are being made in response to customer feedback, to improve on-time performance and to provide transfer opportunities. View the news release here: https://bit.ly/2OWvIBA

REMINDER: Metra's March board meeting on Wed, Mar. 17, 2021, will be held as a webcast only. To make a public comment, f...
03/16/2021

REMINDER: Metra's March board meeting on Wed, Mar. 17, 2021, will be held as a webcast only. To make a public comment, fill out the form and email to [email protected]: https://bit.ly/3dYUo3M

Call in your comments to 312-322-6962. Deadline: Mar. 16, 2021, by 5 p.m.

Metra's March board meeting on Wed, Mar. 17, 2021, will be held as a webcast only. To make a public comment, fill out th...
03/15/2021

Metra's March board meeting on Wed, Mar. 17, 2021, will be held as a webcast only. To make a public comment, fill out the form and email to [email protected]: https://bit.ly/3dYUo3M

Call in your comments to 312-322-6962. Deadline: Mar. 16, 2021, by 5 p.m.

Getting work done. #HappySunday
03/14/2021

Getting work done. #HappySunday

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547 W. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL
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Union Station (BNSF Railway, Milwaukee District West, Milwaukee District North, North Central Service, SouthWest Service, and Heritage Corridor) - 225 S. Canal St.; Ogilvie Transportation Center (Union Pacific North, Union Pacific West, Union Pacific Northwest) - 500 W. Madison St.; LaSalle Street Station (Rock Island) - 414 S. LaSalle Street; Millennium Station (Metra Electric District) - 151 N. Michigan Ave.; Van Buren Station (Metra Electric District) - 132 E. Van Buren

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Sunday 05:00 - 02:00

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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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