Suburban Commuter Rail
Metra Commuter Rail Service
Metra is the commuter rail agency serving Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry and Will counties in the Chicago area. Metra serves more than 100 communities with 239 stations on 11 lines running from five stations in Chicago’s downtown.
Although Metra’s primary market is the Central Business District (downtown Chicago), Metra can also be a viable commute option for employees working in the suburbs. Trains run frequently during weekday rush hours and about every hour during off-peak times. They also operate on weekends on most lines.
Monthly permit and/or daily fee parking is available at most stations. However, Metra does not administer permit parking at the stations. Each township, municipality or city in which the station is located has different parking rules and regulations.
Metra tickets are priced by zones and various fare programs exist to serve customer needs. For immediate schedule and complete fare information, contact Metra Passenger Services at:
547 West Jackson Boulevard
Chicago, Illinois 60661
Pace Suburban Bus Service
Pace is the suburban bus division of the Regional Transportation Authority, offering 206 bus routes serving 210 communities in suburban Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry and Will counties.
On July 1, 2006, Pace began operating paratransit service for individuals with disabilities in Chicago, in addition to its ADA paratransit and Dial-a-Ride services throughout the suburban area.
Pace is governed by a 13-member Board of Directors comprised of current and former suburban mayors and the Commissioner of the Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities for the City of Chicago. For more information on Pace services, schedules, maps, and passes, contact Pace Suburban Bus Service, Customer Relations at:
405 Taft Drive
South Holland, Illinois 60473