Commute with Confidence
Metra is going the extra mile to keep riders safe at the stations, on the platforms and onboard its trains by adopting the most stringent safety and cleaning protocols in the transportation industry.
Since the pandemic began, Metra has kept the trains running and has conducted over five million rides. Of those millions of rides, not one COVID-19 incidence has been linked to the trains through contact tracing. This is due to the continual improvements that have been implemented to further enhance safety like installing hand sanitizer dispensers on every train car and requiring masks or face coverings on board.
The agency recently announced the upgrading of its ventilation system with a three-stage filtration and purification process. Riders can already breathe easy onboard, thanks to hospital-grade air filters, replacing the air on cars every four minutes.
Learn more about all the ways Metra is improving rider safety and to see up-to-date details on schedules and alerts by visiting Metrarail.com.