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Beat the traffic - ride the rails!

The Northwest line through Arlington Heights runs on schedule with multiple trains coming through... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
macman1940
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Arlington Heights IL
Good transit

We used the Metra on returning from the university back to the city. So much quiker than the bus... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
IAN O
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Wigan, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Northwest line through Arlington Heights runs on schedule with multiple trains coming through during the morning and evening rush hours. The Kennedy expressway is usually tragic but is especially bad during the unending construction. Taxis and Uber are readily available to take you from...More

Thank macman1940
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Metra Scheduling blows, I sat for 20 minutes while 6 trains passed, huge traffic back and missed my train and appointment

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We used the Metra on returning from the university back to the city. So much quiker than the bus service and you can pay on the train. Train was clean and had double deck seating.

Thank IAN O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

B.T. Butcher is one of the worst conductors Metra has brought on their team. He is a conductor on the UP-west line and has provides a highly unenjoyable experience for the monthly paying commuters. He picks fights with riders, daily & most often with women....More

Thank Xrxsxjxm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had to use the Metra train to get to a very important family event. I used Metra from the 55-56-57th Street Station to Harvey, Illinois. This was the most COMFORTABLE ride I have had to travel. As my mobility is ltd, the biggest challenge...More

Thank denisepH2200LU
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Union Pacific West and Burlington Northern train lines are very safe and you should feel comfortable taking them to downtown Chicago. Note that you should download the Ventra app BEFORE you get to the train station. This is how you buy tickets. Sometimes when...More

Thank BoyMom22
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

First, this was a great way to stay outside Chicago and get to center city in about an hour. I rode it five round trips (Friday-Tuesday) and was only 5-10 minutes late coming out of town about three times; coming in anywhere from 5am-8:15am from...More

Thank John G
Reviewed 20 July 2018

We have lived and worked in Kenosha for over 40 years. Using Metra for family trips, business trips and trips with friends has always been a wonderful part of living in Kenosha. To be able to travel by train to Chicago is a convenient and...More

Thank sueinkeno
Reviewed 6 July 2018

We live downtown without a car - so Metra comes in handy when we head out to the burbs. Typically when it is not rush hour for commuters the train comes every hour or so. This week we took the train out to the Chicago...More

Thank Diane K
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

Avoid however you can or else you’re due the same terrible unconviences other customers encounter on a daily basis.

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Lori M
17 July 2017|
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I have found them to be accurate maybe off by 10 minutes or so max. They have a download phone app that tells you when to expect rain etc. Congrats to your son. If you are coming in to the city might I recommend an... More
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Jacomina7
23 July 2016|
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Get a CTA ticket and ride the EL. Metra trains bring people in from the burbs and beyond. Hop on bus is good and the trolley last I checked was free
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