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Summer in Chicago is unquestionably the best time to enjoy all the attractions and special events that the city has to offer and that fun starts with a Metra train ride.   Aboard Metra, you can reach Chicago’s beautiful lakefront, museums and cultural attractions as well as charming, quaint towns.  For some trips Metra can take you practically to the front door, and for other trips your destination can be easily reached via connecting transit.  So whether you are visiting the Chicago area from out of state, or are a tourist exploring your own hometown, hop aboard Metra where all tracks lead to fun.  And now through Labor Day, up to 3 children 11 and under ride FREE with a fare-paying adult.  With Metra’s multiple ticket options, you can purchase a ticket or use a Monthly, 10-Ride Ticket, or Metra’s $7 Weekend Pass.  That Weekend Pass is only $7, and offers unlimited rides all day Saturday and Sunday, and the 10-Ride Ticket can be shared by people riding together.

See how Metra can make your life easy this summer by requesting their FREE Summer Fun Kit.  The kit contains Fun-Savers coupons that offer savings to some of Chicago’s most popular attractions and must see events, including museums, tours, and other great summer fun destinations and activities.  The Summer Fun Kit also contains a schedule from the route nearest your home, Metra’s Summer Event Planner – detailing events, places and activities to explore, and a Travel Guide which gives easy-to-use travel information personalized from your downtown terminal.


You can request your FREE Summer Fun Kit today by sending Metra an email at with your mailing address and you’ll receive your FREE Summer Fun Kit in the mail.  Once you have the kit, make plans with family and friends to enjoy stress-free travel aboard Metra, while your kids experience the fun and excitement of a train ride.  With Metra’s Summer Fun Kit, you’ll have everything you will need for a summer of fun by enjoying all that the Chicago area has to offer!


To locate your rail line, find a station or to check fares and schedules, phone Metra’s Passenger Services department at (312)322-6777 during traditional business hours, visit, or call the RTA Travel Information Center at 836-7000 from any local area code.  You can also find travel assistance at the RTA’s trip planning site,


Hop aboard Metra where all tracks lead to fun this summer!