June 2, 2021

With school nearly out for the summer break and the Chicago region reopening from pandemic restrictions, it’s a perfect time to plan a family outing, and My Metra’s Family Fares make it even easier to climb aboard and let Metra do the driving.

As part of a summer expansion of the Family Fares program, up to three children age 11 and under can ride free with an adult from now through Labor Day. The restoration of full Saturday schedules on most Metra lines on May 29 provides even more opportunities for families to climb aboard.

“Metra is for more than the work commute – it’s also for fun. Traveling on our trains is a terrific opportunity to spend time together as a family without having to worry about traffic and parking,” said Metra CEO/Executive Director Jim Derwinski. “Plus, our weekend pass options make My Metra a real bargain. Making fares easy and affordable are just another way we can be My Metra for our riders”

Metra offers a $7 Saturday or Sunday Day Pass good for unlimited rides on either Saturday or Sunday. In addition, the $10 Weekend Pass (available on the Ventra app only) is good for unlimited rides on both weekend days. Either pass can be used in conjunction with Metra’s Family Fares. Schedules and more information about using the Metra system are available here.