Reach a Metra Spokesman

For members of the news media only, please call 312-322-6776 to reach a Metra spokesperson at all hours. If you are not a member of news media, please do not call this number.

For passenger service inquiries, please call 312-322-6777 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.  For travel information evenings and Saturdays, call the RTA Travel Information Center at 312-836-7000.

Below is a list of news releases related to Metra.

November 19th, 2021

Whether you’re traveling to a family gathering for turkey and pumpkin pie or tracking down those Black Friday deals, Metra has a ticket… read more

November 16th, 2021

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Franklin Park Mayor Barrett Pedersen and the Chicago Region Environmental and Transportation… read more

November 15th, 2021

The Metra Board of Directors has approved a $13 million contract for the complete redo of the 147th Street/Sibley Boulevard Station on the… read more

November 12th, 2021

By approving a $70 million contract to buy and service new ticket vending machines at every station, the Metra Board of Directors on Friday… read more

November 12th, 2021

The Metra Board of Directors today approved a 2022 operating budget of $900 million and a 2022 capital program of nearly $261 million. The… read more

November 4th, 2021

Minor adjustments are coming for some weekday schedules on the Metra Electric Line beginning, Monday Nov. 15. Changes include adjusting… read more

November 3rd, 2021

Starting Nov. 15, the number of weekday trains on the BNSF Line will be temporarily reduced to 86 from 94 and the timetables and stopping… read more

November 1st, 2021

Metra, state and local officials, including Metra Director Ric Estrada, Metra CEO/Executive Director Jim Derwinski, Metra Board Vice… read more

October 29th, 2021

Several inbound and outbound BNSF Line trains will be cancelled or delayed on Saturday, Nov. 6, and Sunday, Nov. 7, due to the construction… read more

October 13th, 2021

Metra today proposed a $900 million operating budget for 2022 that makes conservative assumptions about ridership growth but funds the… read more