Metra Holiday Deals
Special Holiday Passes
Metra will offer special holiday passes available for unlimited travel December 24-25, 2019 and January 1, 2020. The December 24-25 pass will cost $10 for unlimited rides and a $5 unlimited ride pass will be available for travel January 1. The regular $10 weekend pass will also be available for December 21-22 and December 28-29. Sunday/holiday schedule will be in effect on Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.
Free Rides on New Years Eve
Metra will offer free rides on all trains arriving at or departing from Metra’s downtown stations after 6 p.m. on December 31. On some of its lines, Metra will hold the last train of the evening for a later departure time to accommodate customers attending New Year’s Eve festivities downtown. The last trains will depart between 1:10 a.m. and 1:25 a.m., depending on the line. Alcohol is prohibited on all trains after 7 p.m. on December 31. The last departures are listed in this summary.
Metra will expand its Family Fares program from December 21 through January 5, 2020. Family Fares, which are always available for weekend travel, allow up to three kids 11 and under to ride free with each adult. Sunday/holiday schedule will be in effect on Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.
Holiday Service Changes
Metra will modify train schedules on several days, offer special holiday passes, and expand its Family Fares program in the coming weeks to better serve the needs of customers during the holiday season.
On Monday, Dec. 23, Tuesday, Dec. 24, Monday, Dec. 30 and Tuesday, Dec. 31, all lines except the Heritage Corridor will adjust schedules to add early afternoon departures from Metra’s downtown stations to accommodate workers and shoppers leaving downtown early. Some normal rush-hour trains will be canceled on those days. Please see the schedule for each line here: