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.

Operating as usual

Snow and slippery conditions are expected today, the heaviest between 12-3 p.m, with travel impacts expected. Please use...
12/28/2021

Snow and slippery conditions are expected today, the heaviest between 12-3 p.m, with travel impacts expected. Please use an abundance of caution on platforms, alighting from your train, and driving over train tracks. ❄️

Snow and slippery conditions are expected today, the heaviest between 12-3 p.m, with travel impacts expected. Please use an abundance of caution on platforms, alighting from your train, and driving over train tracks. ❄️

We’ve been proudly serving the community since 1984, and it’s great to see the loyalty of our riders. When did you first...
12/27/2021

We’ve been proudly serving the community since 1984, and it’s great to see the loyalty of our riders. When did you first start taking Metra? https://metra.com

We’ve been proudly serving the community since 1984, and it’s great to see the loyalty of our riders. When did you first start taking Metra? https://metra.com

Wishing our riders a bright and safe Kwanzaa!
12/26/2021

Wishing our riders a bright and safe Kwanzaa!

Wishing our riders a bright and safe Kwanzaa!

Wishing our riders and employees a safe and happy Christmas holiday!
12/25/2021

Wishing our riders and employees a safe and happy Christmas holiday!

Wishing our riders and employees a safe and happy Christmas holiday!

REMINDER: Metra is operating on a Saturday schedule today, Dec. 24. No service on Heritage Corridor, SouthWest Service o...
12/24/2021

REMINDER: Metra is operating on a Saturday schedule today, Dec. 24. No service on Heritage Corridor, SouthWest Service or North Central Service. https://bit.ly/3pTLmfP

REMINDER: Metra is operating on a Saturday schedule today, Dec. 24. No service on Heritage Corridor, SouthWest Service or North Central Service. https://bit.ly/3pTLmfP

❗ Upcoming Service Changes:A Saturday schedule will be in effect on Friday, Dec. 24. (No Service SWS, HC, NCS)A Sunday s...
12/23/2021

❗ Upcoming Service Changes:

A Saturday schedule will be in effect on Friday, Dec. 24. (No Service SWS, HC, NCS)
A Sunday schedule will be in effect on Saturday, Dec. 25.
$7 Weekend Day Pass available for use on Friday, Dec. 24.

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

❗ Upcoming Service Changes:

A Saturday schedule will be in effect on Friday, Dec. 24. (No Service SWS, HC, NCS)
A Sunday schedule will be in effect on Saturday, Dec. 25.
$7 Weekend Day Pass available for use on Friday, Dec. 24.

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

If you witness any suspicious activity or illegal behavior on Metra property, call Metra Police at 312-322-2800 or submi...
12/22/2021

If you witness any suspicious activity or illegal behavior on Metra property, call Metra Police at 312-322-2800 or submit a tip through the Metra COPS app. Learn more: https://metra.com/download-metras-cops-app

If you witness any suspicious activity or illegal behavior on Metra property, call Metra Police at 312-322-2800 or submit a tip through the Metra COPS app. Learn more: https://metra.com/download-metras-cops-app

Today, Metra named locomotive 210 "Village of Westmont" and welcomed village officials to its reveal. This year, the Vil...
12/21/2021

Today, Metra named locomotive 210 "Village of Westmont" and welcomed village officials to its reveal. This year, the Village of Westmont, Government celebrated its 100th year.

The Christmas holiday is just around the corner! Don't forget about Metra's service changes:🎄  Saturday schedule on Chri...
12/21/2021

The Christmas holiday is just around the corner! Don't forget about Metra's service changes:

🎄 Saturday schedule on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24
🎁 Sunday/Holiday schedule on Christmas Day, Dec. 25
🎫 $7 Weekend Day Pass available Friday, Dec. 24
😷 Don't forget your mask!

The Christmas holiday is just around the corner! Don't forget about Metra's service changes:

🎄 Saturday schedule on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24
🎁 Sunday/Holiday schedule on Christmas Day, Dec. 25
🎫 $7 Weekend Day Pass available Friday, Dec. 24
😷 Don't forget your mask!

As part of the Metra Police Department's ongoing mission of community engagement, our officers are constantly looking fo...
12/20/2021

As part of the Metra Police Department's ongoing mission of community engagement, our officers are constantly looking for opportunities to give back to the communities that we serve.

Recently MPD officers partnered with a local retailer to purchase Christmas gifts for sick children that will be hospitalized over the holidays. Officers teamed up with a child life specialist from Comer Children's Hospital at the University of Chicago and were able to purchase gifts for kids that may otherwise have few things to look forward to on Christmas morning. This simple act made the lives of parents who have a child currently hospitalized less anxious by taking some of the holiday-related stress away so that can focus on attending to their kids.

Comer accepts both monetary donations and purchases off of their Amazon Wish List all year long, with a strong need for infant/toddler and teen items! Please visit the link below for more information on how you can make a difference. To our customers and stakeholders, we wish you all the happiest and healthiest of holiday seasons! https://bit.ly/3GTW908

12/20/2021
Share the Spirit of My Metra

In the Winter Edition of My Metra Magazine, there’s a commemorative model train we hope will bring you joy during the holidays. We’d love to see photos of your completed train — use the hashtag #MetraModelTrain for a chance to be featured on our page! https://metra.com/modeltrain

The Nutcracker, presented by The Joffrey Ballet, is playing at the Lyric Opera House through Dec. 26! Don't miss out. Ri...
12/19/2021

The Nutcracker, presented by The Joffrey Ballet, is playing at the Lyric Opera House through Dec. 26! Don't miss out. Ride Metra downtown and attend this incredible performance.

The Nutcracker, presented by The Joffrey Ballet, is playing at the Lyric Opera House through Dec. 26! Don't miss out. Ride Metra downtown and attend this incredible performance.

Enjoy the magic of the holidays at the Brookfield Zoo! Grab a $7 Weekend Day Pass and ride the BNSF Line to the Hollywoo...
12/18/2021

Enjoy the magic of the holidays at the Brookfield Zoo! Grab a $7 Weekend Day Pass and ride the BNSF Line to the Hollywood station. www.metra.com

Enjoy the magic of the holidays at the Brookfield Zoo! Grab a $7 Weekend Day Pass and ride the BNSF Line to the Hollywood station. www.metra.com

12/18/2021
Getting You Back On Track

New to Navy Pier this year is Light Up The Lake — a holiday attraction featuring light-sculpture displays, ice skating, kiddie train rides and more. And Metra helps you experience all that magic without having to deal with parking! https://metra.com/

NEXT WEEK: Metra will operate on a Saturday schedule on Christmas Eve, Friday, Dec. 24. The $7 Weekend Day Pass will als...
12/16/2021

NEXT WEEK: Metra will operate on a Saturday schedule on Christmas Eve, Friday, Dec. 24. The $7 Weekend Day Pass will also be available for use on Dec. 24.

On Christmas Day, Saturday, Dec. 25, Metra will operate on a Sunday/holiday schedule. https://bit.ly/3pTLmfP

NEXT WEEK: Metra will operate on a Saturday schedule on Christmas Eve, Friday, Dec. 24. The $7 Weekend Day Pass will also be available for use on Dec. 24.

On Christmas Day, Saturday, Dec. 25, Metra will operate on a Sunday/holiday schedule. https://bit.ly/3pTLmfP

Masks or face coverings are a must! Please cover both your mouth and nose for the entirety of your ride.
12/16/2021

Masks or face coverings are a must! Please cover both your mouth and nose for the entirety of your ride.

Masks or face coverings are a must! Please cover both your mouth and nose for the entirety of your ride.

Your input is needed! The public survey is related to the development of the next RTA Strategic Plan and RTA’s future in...
12/16/2021

Your input is needed! The public survey is related to the development of the next RTA Strategic Plan and RTA’s future initiatives. The survey takes between 5-10 minutes to complete. https://bit.ly/3IUQatN

Your input is needed! The public survey is related to the development of the next RTA Strategic Plan and RTA’s future initiatives. The survey takes between 5-10 minutes to complete. https://bit.ly/3IUQatN

12/15/2021
Getting You Back On Track

Walk over to the Goodman Theatre from any of our downtown stations to enjoy the 44th annual production of A Christmas Carol! Tickets are available through the end of December — check our schedule to see what trains work for you: https://metra.com/

Hoping to help its customers end the year on a positive note, Metra will offer free travel on all trains arriving at or ...
12/14/2021

Hoping to help its customers end the year on a positive note, Metra will offer free travel on all trains arriving at or departing from Metra’s downtown stations after 6 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. On that day, Metra will be operating a Saturday schedule, but will hold the last outbound trains on the lines that are operating until after midnight. View the news release here: https://metra.com/newsroom/metra-offers-free-rides-new-years-eve-0

Hoping to help its customers end the year on a positive note, Metra will offer free travel on all trains arriving at or departing from Metra’s downtown stations after 6 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. On that day, Metra will be operating a Saturday schedule, but will hold the last outbound trains on the lines that are operating until after midnight. View the news release here: https://metra.com/newsroom/metra-offers-free-rides-new-years-eve-0

Thank you to our volunteers and to everyone who donated to this year's #ToysForTots drive! Metra partnered up with the U...
12/14/2021

Thank you to our volunteers and to everyone who donated to this year's #ToysForTots drive! Metra partnered up with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Foundation this morning to accept donations at all of our downtown stations. Thank you to everyone for helping make the holidays merry and bright for a child in need.

TOMORROW: Don't forget to bring in a toy for our #ToysforTots drive on Dec. 14! Volunteers will be accepting donations o...
12/13/2021

TOMORROW: Don't forget to bring in a toy for our #ToysforTots drive on Dec. 14! Volunteers will be accepting donations of new, unwrapped toys at all of our downtown stations from 6 to 9 a.m.

TOMORROW: Don't forget to bring in a toy for our #ToysforTots drive on Dec. 14! Volunteers will be accepting donations of new, unwrapped toys at all of our downtown stations from 6 to 9 a.m.

Don’t miss the decorations all throughout downtown. Hop on a Metra train and check out the sights of the season! https:/...
12/13/2021

Don’t miss the decorations all throughout downtown. Hop on a Metra train and check out the sights of the season! https://metra.com

Don’t miss the decorations all throughout downtown. Hop on a Metra train and check out the sights of the season! https://metra.com

Sunset photo from the Elgin yard, November 2021. #HappySunday 📸 : Mark Llanuza
12/12/2021

Sunset photo from the Elgin yard, November 2021. #HappySunday

📸 : Mark Llanuza

Sunset photo from the Elgin yard, November 2021. #HappySunday

📸 : Mark Llanuza

Getting some weekend shopping done? Consider picking up an extra toy to donate to our #ToysforTots drive! Volunteers wil...
12/11/2021

Getting some weekend shopping done? Consider picking up an extra toy to donate to our #ToysforTots drive! Volunteers will be collecting new, unwrapped toys at all downtown terminals on Dec. 14th from 6-9 a.m.

Getting some weekend shopping done? Consider picking up an extra toy to donate to our #ToysforTots drive! Volunteers will be collecting new, unwrapped toys at all downtown terminals on Dec. 14th from 6-9 a.m.

One week left! Metra's 15th annual Safety Contest for Chicagoland students ends soon. This year's theme: "Safety is a Ch...
12/10/2021

One week left! Metra's 15th annual Safety Contest for Chicagoland students ends soon. This year's theme: "Safety is a Choice You Make." Submit your posters or essays by Dec. 17th. Find more information for both mail-in and electronic submissions at metracontest.com.

One week left! Metra's 15th annual Safety Contest for Chicagoland students ends soon. This year's theme: "Safety is a Choice You Make." Submit your posters or essays by Dec. 17th. Find more information for both mail-in and electronic submissions at metracontest.com.

Chief Operating Officer Kevin McCann paid a visit to the Western Avenue Coach Yard today to thank all the employees who ...
12/10/2021

Chief Operating Officer Kevin McCann paid a visit to the Western Avenue Coach Yard today to thank all the employees who contributed to our 2021 Toys for Tots Drive. Metra's Toys for Tots collections began in our yards years ago and then expanded to our riders. The generosity of our employees has long been the backbone of the program and a true reflection of the My Metra spirit. This year's public toy collection will take place Tuesday, Dec. 14 at Chicago Union Station, Ogilvie Transportation Center, LaSalle Street Station and Millennium Station.

Chief Operating Officer Kevin McCann paid a visit to the Western Avenue Coach Yard today to thank all the employees who contributed to our 2021 Toys for Tots Drive. Metra's Toys for Tots collections began in our yards years ago and then expanded to our riders. The generosity of our employees has long been the backbone of the program and a true reflection of the My Metra spirit. This year's public toy collection will take place Tuesday, Dec. 14 at Chicago Union Station, Ogilvie Transportation Center, LaSalle Street Station and Millennium Station.

A new three-zone, $6 Day Pass will debut only in the Ventra app on Feb. 1. In addition, Metra’s popular $10 Day Pass wil...
12/09/2021

A new three-zone, $6 Day Pass will debut only in the Ventra app on Feb. 1. In addition, Metra’s popular $10 Day Pass will continue to be offered in 2022, but after Jan. 31 it will be available only in the Ventra app. Read more: https://bit.ly/3Iz3MuI

A new three-zone, $6 Day Pass will debut only in the Ventra app on Feb. 1. In addition, Metra’s popular $10 Day Pass will continue to be offered in 2022, but after Jan. 31 it will be available only in the Ventra app. Read more: https://bit.ly/3Iz3MuI

Our Toys for Tots toy drive is just one week away! Share some joy with a child in need this year by donating a new, unwr...
12/08/2021

Our Toys for Tots toy drive is just one week away! Share some joy with a child in need this year by donating a new, unwrapped toy to any one of our downtown stations on Dec. 14 between 6-9 a.m.

Our Toys for Tots toy drive is just one week away! Share some joy with a child in need this year by donating a new, unwrapped toy to any one of our downtown stations on Dec. 14 between 6-9 a.m.

12/07/2021
Metra to host Toy for Tots Drive Dec.14 | Metra

Metra again will partner with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Foundation for a holiday toy drive at all four downtown Chicago Metra terminals on Tuesday, Dec. 14. Read more here: https://bit.ly/338mMA5

Marine Toys for Tots Foundation

Publication Date Tuesday, December 07, 2021 Body Metra again will partner with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Foundation for a holiday toy drive at all four downtown Chicago Metra terminals on Tuesday, Dec. 14. “Year after year, Metra customers and employees have shown how willing the...

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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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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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Snow and slippery conditions are expected today, the heaviest between 12-3 p.m, with travel impacts expected. Please use an abundance of caution on platforms, alighting from your train, and driving over train tracks. ❄️
We’ve been proudly serving the community since 1984, and it’s great to see the loyalty of our riders. When did you first start taking Metra? https://metra.com
Wishing our riders a bright and safe Kwanzaa!
Wishing our riders and employees a safe and happy Christmas holiday!
REMINDER: Metra is operating on a Saturday schedule today, Dec. 24. No service on Heritage Corridor, SouthWest Service or North Central Service. https://bit.ly/3pTLmfP
❗ Upcoming Service Changes: A Saturday schedule will be in effect on Friday, Dec. 24. (No Service SWS, HC, NCS) A Sunday schedule will be in effect on Saturday, Dec. 25. $7 Weekend Day Pass available for use on Friday, Dec. 24. Read more: https://bit.ly/3pTLmfP
Our $10 All-Day Pass has been available all throughout 2021, and we’ve decided to keep this great deal going! Available on the Ventra App: https://www.ventrachicago.com/app/
If you witness any suspicious activity or illegal behavior on Metra property, call Metra Police at 312-322-2800 or submit a tip through the Metra COPS app. Learn more: https://metra.com/download-metras-cops-app
Today, Metra named locomotive 210 "Village of Westmont" and welcomed village officials to its reveal. This year, the Village of Westmont, Government celebrated its 100th year.
The Christmas holiday is just around the corner! Don't forget about Metra's service changes: 🎄 Saturday schedule on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24 🎁 Sunday/Holiday schedule on Christmas Day, Dec. 25 🎫 $7 Weekend Day Pass available Friday, Dec. 24 😷 Don't forget your mask!
In the Winter Edition of My Metra Magazine, there’s a commemorative model train we hope will bring you joy during the holidays. We’d love to see photos of your completed train — use the hashtag #MetraModelTrain for a chance to be featured on our page! https://metra.com/modeltrain