Starting June 1, Metra will introduce a new All-Day Pass for $10.00 through the Ventra app. Customers are strongly encouraged to buy the pass in the Ventra app, giving them a “Touch Less, Pay Less” option to ride its trains safely and affordably. The new pass will be available for a minimum of two months.
“If you are ready to come back to Metra, we are ready for you,” said Metra CEO/Executive Director Jim Derwinski. “We know our riders will have concerns returning to public transportation and we want them to know that we are addressing those concerns. We are heavily cleaning and disinfecting trains every day. We also have onboard plans to create social distance and keep people safe. As an example, using the Ventra app to take advantage of this $10.00 offer will create distance and help save them money.”
The All-Day Pass will be good for unlimited rides on any and all Metra lines all day until 3:00 a.m. the next morning. For anyone traveling downtown from Metra’s C zone or farther, the pass costs less than two one-way fares. Unused All-Day Passes purchased in the Ventra app will expire seven days after purchase.
“If you are ready to come back to Metra, we are ready for you.”Jim Derwinski, Metra CEO/Executive Director
Metra will also continue to support doctors, nurses, EMTs, paramedics, and other medical personnel on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic by allowing them to ride free on Metra trains for the duration of the state’s stay-at-home order. To ride free, medical personnel only need to present a work ID showing that they are employed at a hospital, doctor’s office, medical facility, or local fire department to a Metra conductor.
Service remains in place on all 11 Metra lines. However, all lines are using alternative schedules, and customers should check those schedules on metrarail.com before they travel. Metra is prepared to add cars to trains and add trains to the schedules as ridership grows in order to allow for responsible social distancing on trains as much as possible and as long as possible.
Metra also asks all customers to be mindful of the following:
- Please remember to wear a mask or face covering onboard trains. Under an executive order from Gov. J.B. Pritzker, face coverings are required in public spaces where social distancing cannot be maintained.
- Please do your best to maintain your distance from other customers and Metra employees on the platforms and trains.
- Please remain in your seat and do not crowd the aisles or vestibules. Metra will give you plenty of time to safely exit the train when it reaches your destination.
Visit metra.com for complete details about the new All-Day Pass.