Metra

Chicago, IL 60661

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547 W. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60661
United States
http://www.metrarail.com
312.322.6777

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Metra is a commuter rail service in the Chicago area since 1984.

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FTA
Vehicles

FTA awards $631 million in Rail Vehicle Replacement Program grants

The funding will help transit agencies in Chicago, Ill., Philadelphia, Pa., and Baltimore, Md., replace older vehicles with 300 new railcars.
RTA of Northern Illinois
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Fare Collection

Access Pilot Program to launch Feb. 1 in Chicago area

Jan. 17, 2024
In partnership with the Regional Transportation Authority of Northern Illinois, Metra and Cook County, Ill., the Access Pilot Program will extend reduced fares on the entire ...
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Shelters, Stations, Fixtures, Parking & Lighting

Public feedback involved in Amtrak’s renovation of Concourse at Chicago Union Station

Jan. 4, 2024
Improvements to the boarding process, modernized amenities and new services are among the changes to be designed.
Management

Metra Board of Directors approves 2024 operating and capital budgets

Nov. 13, 2023
The $1.1 billion operating budget includes a major revision to the agency’s fare structure and a new mix of fare products while the $574.9 million capital budget continues a significant...
Shelters, Stations, Fixtures, Parking & Lighting

Metra to close 103rd Street/Rosemoor Station Nov. 20 for renovation

Nov. 9, 2023
The renovation is expected to take seven to 12 months and is part of the Metra Electric Community Initiative.
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Vehicles

Metra to receive $169.3 million CMAQ grant to buy zero-emission trainsets

Oct. 18, 2023
The funding represents the largest discretionary grant in Metra’s history and allows the agency to be among the first in the U.S. to operate the battery-powered, zero-emission...
RTA
Maulik Vaishnav joins RTA team as senior deputy executive director of planning and capital programming
Maulik Vaishnav joins RTA team as senior deputy executive director of planning and capital programming
Maulik Vaishnav joins RTA team as senior deputy executive director of planning and capital programming
Maulik Vaishnav joins RTA team as senior deputy executive director of planning and capital programming
Maulik Vaishnav joins RTA team as senior deputy executive director of planning and capital programming
Management

RTA of Northern Illinois appoints Maulik Vaishnav as senior deputy executive director of planning and capital programming

Vaishnav will coordinate with the CTA, Metra, Pace, other government entities, civic partners and department staff to support regional and local planning and programs.
Pace Suburban Bus
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Shelters, Stations, Fixtures, Parking & Lighting

Pace reveals completed bus station along Pulse Dempster Line

Aug. 10, 2023
The Pulse Dempster Line will provide faster bus service with limited stops, accessible trip information and modern amenities to the community.
Illinois Department of Transportation
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Infrastructure

Illinois Gov. Pritzker launches Chicago Hub Improvement Program

The program will invest nearly $1.1 billion in regional rail infrastructure, upgrade Chicago’s Union Station and improve performance and reduce delays while strengthening the ...
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Shelters, Stations, Fixtures, Parking & Lighting

Metra cuts ribbon on rehabilitated Blue Island-Vermont Street Station depot

July 24, 2023
The $3.7 million project included a complete interior renovation, renovation of the roof and repairs to meet ADA compliance for accessible routes and new wayfinding and intermodal...

Articles & News

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Vehicles

Metra signs $154 million contract with Stadler for battery electric trainsets

Feb. 22, 2024
The BEMU rail vehicles supplied by Stadler will help Metra to improve air quality in Chicago's more densely populated regions.
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Safety & Security

Metra adopts Passenger Code of Conduct, set to permanently allow bikes on trains Feb. 1

Jan. 18, 2024
The Passenger Code of Conduct identifies prohibited behaviors for anyone using Metra facilities or trains and allows for the suspension of riding privileges and/or confiscation...
Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission
The Watsonville-Santa Cruz Multimodal Corridor Program, which includes transit and active transportation improvements, was one of nine projects awarded funding through the USDOT's Mega grants program.
The Watsonville-Santa Cruz Multimodal Corridor Program, which includes transit and active transportation improvements, was one of nine projects awarded funding through the USDOT's Mega grants program.
The Watsonville-Santa Cruz Multimodal Corridor Program, which includes transit and active transportation improvements, was one of nine projects awarded funding through the USDOT's Mega grants program.
The Watsonville-Santa Cruz Multimodal Corridor Program, which includes transit and active transportation improvements, was one of nine projects awarded funding through the USDOT's Mega grants program.
The Watsonville-Santa Cruz Multimodal Corridor Program, which includes transit and active transportation improvements, was one of nine projects awarded funding through the USDOT's Mega grants program.
Management

USDOT awards nearly $1.2 billion in Mega grants

Feb. 1, 2023
The funding includes more than $517 million awarded to four passenger rail and transit projects.
CREATE Program
The Forest Park Flyover will eliminate conflicts between freight and passenger trains; the location is called the most congested rail chokepoint in the Chicago area.
The Forest Park Flyover will eliminate conflicts between freight and passenger trains; the location is called the most congested rail chokepoint in the Chicago area.
The Forest Park Flyover will eliminate conflicts between freight and passenger trains; the location is called the most congested rail chokepoint in the Chicago area.
The Forest Park Flyover will eliminate conflicts between freight and passenger trains; the location is called the most congested rail chokepoint in the Chicago area.
The Forest Park Flyover will eliminate conflicts between freight and passenger trains; the location is called the most congested rail chokepoint in the Chicago area.
Infrastructure

CREATE Program begins construction on first half of 75th Street CIP

The project will remedy the most congested rail chokepoint in the Chicago area and ease freight and passenger train movements.
Metra
A rendering of the possible color scheme for Metra's battery-powered locomotive.
A rendering of the possible color scheme for Metra's battery-powered locomotive.
A rendering of the possible color scheme for Metra's battery-powered locomotive.
A rendering of the possible color scheme for Metra's battery-powered locomotive.
A rendering of the possible color scheme for Metra's battery-powered locomotive.
Vehicles

Metra pursuing zero-emission locomotives

Aug. 18, 2022
The plan, approved by the commuter railroad’s board, will convert up to six of Metra’s oldest locomotives to battery power.
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A project that will rehab the Rogers Park Station on Metra’s Union Pacific North Line was one of 43 Chicagoland projects to be awarded grants through the Invest in Cook Program.
A project that will rehab the Rogers Park Station on Metra’s Union Pacific North Line was one of 43 Chicagoland projects to be awarded grants through the Invest in Cook Program.
A project that will rehab the Rogers Park Station on Metra’s Union Pacific North Line was one of 43 Chicagoland projects to be awarded grants through the Invest in Cook Program.
A project that will rehab the Rogers Park Station on Metra’s Union Pacific North Line was one of 43 Chicagoland projects to be awarded grants through the Invest in Cook Program.
A project that will rehab the Rogers Park Station on Metra’s Union Pacific North Line was one of 43 Chicagoland projects to be awarded grants through the Invest in Cook Program.
Management

‘Invest in Cook’ awards funds to two Chicago region transit projects

The program awards grants for transportation-related projects and this year, will fund two transit, 16 pedestrian, 11 bicycle, one freight and 13 road projects.
Cook County
Octavia Saffold, a Metra Electric rider, offered a testimonial of the positive impact the Fair Transit South Cook pilot program has had on her life.
Octavia Saffold, a Metra Electric rider, offered a testimonial of the positive impact the Fair Transit South Cook pilot program has had on her life.
Octavia Saffold, a Metra Electric rider, offered a testimonial of the positive impact the Fair Transit South Cook pilot program has had on her life.
Octavia Saffold, a Metra Electric rider, offered a testimonial of the positive impact the Fair Transit South Cook pilot program has had on her life.
Octavia Saffold, a Metra Electric rider, offered a testimonial of the positive impact the Fair Transit South Cook pilot program has had on her life.
Fare Collection

Fair Transit South Cook pilot labeled a success in first annual report

The final two years of the program will see the partners working on an integrated fare payment solution that supports the program’s goals of providing more equitable mobility....
Regional Transportation Authority
RTA, CTA, Metra and Pace have launched a joint advocacy campaign in the Chicago region to share the benefits of transit.
RTA, CTA, Metra and Pace have launched a joint advocacy campaign in the Chicago region to share the benefits of transit.
RTA, CTA, Metra and Pace have launched a joint advocacy campaign in the Chicago region to share the benefits of transit.
RTA, CTA, Metra and Pace have launched a joint advocacy campaign in the Chicago region to share the benefits of transit.
RTA, CTA, Metra and Pace have launched a joint advocacy campaign in the Chicago region to share the benefits of transit.
Management

Chicago region’s RTA launches ‘Forward for All’ campaign

The advocacy campaign aims to strengthen regional pride in the transit network and build awareness on the positive impact CTA, Pace and Metra services bring to the area.
Metra
A rendering of the new bridge and Grayland station work.
A rendering of the new bridge and Grayland station work.
A rendering of the new bridge and Grayland station work.
A rendering of the new bridge and Grayland station work.
A rendering of the new bridge and Grayland station work.
Infrastructure

Metra breaks ground on bridge project near Grayland Station

Oct. 1, 2021
The project will replace a 122-year-old bridge that carries the Milwaukee District North Line, Amtrak and freight trains.
Amsted Rail Transit
One of Amsted Rail Transit's bogie's developed for use on transit and commuter rail applications.
One of Amsted Rail Transit's bogie's developed for use on transit and commuter rail applications.
One of Amsted Rail Transit's bogie's developed for use on transit and commuter rail applications.
One of Amsted Rail Transit's bogie's developed for use on transit and commuter rail applications.
One of Amsted Rail Transit's bogie's developed for use on transit and commuter rail applications.
Rail Vehicle Builders, Components & Accessories

Amsted Rail Transit to partner with Alstom on 200-car Metra order

Sept. 24, 2021
Amsted Rail Transit will supply bogie systems and other components, which will then be integrated into Alstom’s railcars.

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Mobile Applications

Pace launches Pace Connect

June 28, 2023
Pace Connect is a new transit service designed to provide a first and last mile transit option during late night hours in two designated zones and is geared towards third shift...
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Shelters, Stations, Fixtures, Parking & Lighting

Metra breaks ground on project to renovate three stations on Metra Electric line

June 23, 2023
The work is part of the Metra Electric Community Initiative; when completed, all stations will be ADA-accessible.
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Metra, Homewood and other officials broke ground on May 11 on the $14.5 million renovation of the Homewood Station along the Metra Electric Line.
Metra, Homewood and other officials broke ground on May 11 on the $14.5 million renovation of the Homewood Station along the Metra Electric Line.
Metra, Homewood and other officials broke ground on May 11 on the $14.5 million renovation of the Homewood Station along the Metra Electric Line.
Metra, Homewood and other officials broke ground on May 11 on the $14.5 million renovation of the Homewood Station along the Metra Electric Line.
Metra, Homewood and other officials broke ground on May 11 on the $14.5 million renovation of the Homewood Station along the Metra Electric Line.
Shelters, Stations, Fixtures, Parking & Lighting

Metra breaks ground on $14.5 million renovation of Homewood Station along Metra Electric Line

May 15, 2023
The work includes the construction of a new, ADA-accessible east headhouse, the renovation of the platform, wind breaks, warming house, and gatehouse and construction of a new...
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Metra is taking on several station improvement projects.
Metra is taking on several station improvement projects.
Metra is taking on several station improvement projects.
Metra is taking on several station improvement projects.
Metra is taking on several station improvement projects.
Shelters, Stations, Fixtures, Parking & Lighting

Metra to complete several station improvement projects

May 3, 2023
Construction work began during the first week of April and will continue through fall 2023, weather permitting.
Signage and Displays

Metra Board of Directors approves $20 million contract to purchase video monitors

April 21, 2023
Global Display Solutions will supply weather-proof LCD monitors of various sizes to be installed at all stations, providing up-to-the-minute travel information to customers from...
Safety & Security

Metra to conduct Operation Lifesaver Safety Blitzes at 49 train stations

March 30, 2023
The blitzes are part of Metra's ongoing efforts to raise awareness about the importance of safe behavior around its trains and tracks.
Shelters, Stations, Fixtures, Parking & Lighting

Metra to close access to tunnel on east side of Homewood Station on March 13

Feb. 23, 2023
The station rehabilitation includes the construction of a new, ADA-accessible headhouse on the east side, as well as the installation of new drainage, ventilation, lighting, and...
Management

RTA of Northeastern Illinois Board of Directors adopt “Transit is the Answer” strategic plan

The plan outlines 14 key areas of advocacy and action that were co-created with stakeholders to guide priorities in areas like funding, safety, speed and reliability.
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Management

Metra Board of Directors approves new 2023-2027 strategic plan

Feb. 16, 2023
The plan, My Metra, Our Future, focuses on addressing the operational and financial challenges of a post-COVID-19 world and sets ambitious goals for the agency’s evolution and...