Metra orders battery-powered trains, gets funding for new bilevel passenger cars
As Metra's board authorized the purchase of eight battery-powered Stadler train sets, the FTA announced the railroad will get $100M to purchase 50 bi-level rail cars.
Millennium Station’s Randolph/Michigan elevator has been broken for months, with no word on fixing it
We decoded Metra's confusing directions for how to access Millennium Station by elevator while the Randolph/Michigan lift is indefinitely out of commission.
First day of new Metra fares sees long lines at downtown terminal ticket machines
While Metra's new fare system and ticket machines have some predictable learning curves, hopefully more customers will soon get accustomed to to using them.
“By the time we got to Woodstock”: Celebrating Metra’s bikes on all trains policy, and Groundhog Day, in the town where the film was shot
Access Pilot Program kicks off tomorrow, expanding Metra’s reduced fares to include low-income riders who aren’t elderly or disabled
The initiative starts will run through July 31, 2025, thanks to the combined efforts of the Regional Transportation Authority, Metra, and Cook County.
What does Metra’s permanent “bikes on all trains” policy, starting Thursday, mean for you?
The commuter railroad will also add more space for bicycle parking by installing bike racks on 50 train cars, for starters.
Metra closed BSNF Line ticket windows today, remaining ticket windows will shut down on February 1
A Metra spokesperson said there were several factors that made them decide to make the ticket counters go the way of the dodo bird.
Metra Bike Car 1.5: Rolling in with space for bikes of all shapes and sizes
After months of pressure from "the bike guys" at board meetings, and only one month after the initial announcement, Metra unveiled its new Bike Car prototype.