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Metra taking extra safety precautions during pandemic

Metra says it is taking extra steps to ensure the safety of its staff and riders as the COVID-19 pandemic response continues. Spokeswoman Meg Thomas-Reile said one car on every train is reserved for crew only, in an effort to limit exposure between passengers and Metra staff. Conductors continue assisting[Read More…]

Coping with COVID: March 23

Local musicians help H-F stay connected. The Chronicle starts a list for local businesses to post their solutions to operating under the state’s stay-home order. Metra is helping healthcare workers. WHO recommends a shift from “social distancing” to “physical distancing” (because socializing is still important).  

Metra announces 14th annual safety contest

Metra has announced the launch of the 14th Annual Safety Poster and Essay Contest, asking students to illustrate through posters and essays the importance of safe behaviors near the railroad.  This year’s theme is “Obey the Signs,” which emphasizes the importance of looking for and obeying signs and control devices[Read More…]

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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.  

Metra to resume service Monday with modified schedule

Metra will resume service on the entire Metra Electric Line on Monday, but trains will run on a modified weekday schedule as the agency continues to repair damage caused by a freight train derailment. Some trains have been canceled and others will make additional stops because damage from the derailment has[Read More…]

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