What is Metra?
The Metra Chicago Train System is the commuter rail agency serving Cook, DuPage, Will, Lake, Kane and McHenry counties in the Chicago area. It is the sister agency to the Chicago Transit Authority or CTA, which is the major public transport service in Chicago.
The Metra serves more than 100 communities in the Great Chicagoland are with 241 stations on 11 train lines running from downtown Chicago. Check out the online system map to see route and station locations.
Trains run during weekday rush hours and almost every hour during non-peak hour times. They also operate on weekends on most lines. Check back on the Chicago Rail main page for the latest scheduling info.
The Metra runs on holidays also, although schedule does change for these days. On New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas, the regularly scheduled service moves to the “Sunday Schedule.” On other days, such as pre-holiday dates, modified schedules may be in effect. Check back on the Metra Chicago page or call the Transit Information Center at 836-7000 (city or suburbs) to see if there is a modified schedule in effect.