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Ride for free on Metra this weekend

For the first time in its history, Metra will offer free rides for an entire weekend, Feb. 16 and 17, in an effort to boost weekend ridership and give its riders and area residents a pat on the back for coping with last week’s extreme cold.   You’ve reached subscriber-only content[Read More…]

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Metra service resumes on modified schedule

Metra Electric service resumed Monday after last week’s freight train derailment damaged commuter train infrastructure, causing a four-day suspension of service. Trains were running a modified schedule. You’ve reached subscriber-only content Register for free to continue reading  Free 3-day trial Already a subscriber? Log in here.

Flossmoor names new member to area’s mass transit district

Flossmoor has appointed the newest board member for the South Suburban Mass Transit District, a local governmental agency that owns parking lots along Metra’s Electric Line. Richard Bumstead was unanimously appointed at the Sept. 18 village board meeting. Bumstead, a Flossmoor resident, is currently chair of the village’s Public Art[Read More…]

Metra discontinues cash-only ticket machines on Monday

Homewood and Flossmoor area rail riders will need to take a credit card or mobile device with them starting Monday, May 1. The cash-only ticket machines are being removed from Metra stops.Metra cites steady declines in ticket sales through cash-only vending machines as more customers choose credit cards and mobile[Read More…]

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