Ride for free on Metra this weekend

For the first time in its history, Metra will offer free rides for an entire weekend, Feb. 16 and 17, in an effort to boost weekend ridership and give its riders and area residents a pat on the back for coping with last week’s extreme cold.  

Metra is offering free rides this weekend in an effort to encourage ridership throughout the year.
  Metra is offering free rides
  this weekend in an effort to
  encourage ridership
  throughout the year. 
(File photo)

“We survived the polar vortex – now let’s have some fun,” said Metra CEO and executive director Jim Derwinski.

“There is a lot to do in Chicago and the suburbs and Metra can take you there. We’re hoping this weekend will convince people who have never ridden Metra or who haven’t ridden Metra in a while to become paid customers in the future.”
In addition to the free weekend on lines with weekend service, Metra will offer its popular Family Fares on Monday, Feb. 18, when many schools will be out for Presidents Day. Family Fares allow up to three children aged 11 and under to ride free with every adult. 

Metra will operate its regular weekday schedule that day.

Metra officials noted the free ride weekend could help people attend events in Chicago, including the final weekend of the Chicago Auto Show


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