Behind the Scenes at Metra

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Welcome to our archive of stories taking you behind the scenes at My Metra. These include features about our riders, workers, system, equipment, policies, procedures and much more!

March 16th, 2017

We could dazzle you with all the passenger improvements we’ve added to our newly rehabbed railcars.We could point out that the passenger… read more

March 16th, 2017

Every day, thousands of Metra riders zip past a nondescript tower near Grand and Western in Chicago without realizing the crucial role it… read more

March 16th, 2017

Three men sit in the front of the rail car, back-lit silhouettes facing a large window, the rails spread before them like ribbons as the… read more

March 16th, 2017

The Metra GPS Center occupies a wing of our headquarters building, kitty-corner from Union Station. It’s on a high floor but the view’s not… read more

March 16th, 2017

It’s early. You arrive at your station and hustle to the platform all caught up in your morning routine, running through your mental “to do… read more

March 16th, 2017

The parade begins just after rush hour. A series of yellow contraptions slowly rolls down the tracks. They look like something Dr. Seuss… read more

March 16th, 2017

Lose something on the train? Maybe it’s in one of our Lost and Found offices. Lots of phones, but also urns, prosthetics and other unusual… read more

March 16th, 2017

     “The primary mission of the Metra Police Department shall be to safeguard the lives of Metra commuters, its employees and those who… read more

March 3rd, 2017

Bruno Zawisza has waited years to place a small silver plaque inside the vestibule of Metra Car 7476. The plaque distinguishes the car… read more