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.

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

October 13th, 2021

The Metra Board of Directors today approved a $3.1 million contract to renovate the historic Blue Island Vermont Street Station on the Rock… read more

October 7th, 2021

Metra will run an extra outbound train on the Rock Island Line following Game Three of the American League playoffs between the Chicago… read more

September 30th, 2021

Metra will operate extra early morning inbound and early afternoon outbound trains on five of its lines for participants and spectators… read more

September 30th, 2021

Metra and local officials, including Metra Chair Romayne C. Brown and Ald. James Gardiner (45th), today broke ground on a $36.1 million… read more

September 22nd, 2021

  Two Metra Police officers prevented a despondent man from jumping off a bridge into a railyard, a dramatic incident that was… read more

September 21st, 2021

The HOKA ONE ONE Chicago Half Marathon and 5K are happening at Chicago’s Jackson Park this Sunday, Sept. 26, and Metra can help you get… read more

September 16th, 2021

Note: There will be no Bears extra on the Metra Electric Line on January 2. Please use regular Sunday service. Football is back at Soldier… read more

September 15th, 2021

It’s going to be a busy weekend on Metra’s BNSF Line to Aurora with a nighttime tie replacement project and with some trains making extra… read more