June 15, 2021
Metra announced today that it will continue to offer its popular $10 All-Day Pass through September 30, 2021. The pass has been such a popular and affordable fare option for travelers during the COVID-19 pandemic that Metra is extending the availability of this special fare as workers begin to return to the office.
“As the pandemic wanes, we want My Metra to continue to be the most flexible, affordable and safe option for travel around the Chicago region,” said Metra CEO/Executive Director Jim Derwinski. “We understand that over the summer months many workers will be returning gradually from remote work. The $10 All-Day Pass offers our current customers and customers new to our system the flexibility they need right now at a significant cost savings.”
The All-Day Pass is good for unlimited rides on any and all Metra lines all day until 3 a.m. the next morning. For most trips, the All-Day Pass costs less than two one-way fares. The pass was introduced on June 1, 2020 and is currently used by about a third of Metra riders.
For all fare purchases, Metra riders are strongly encouraged to use the Ventra app. Using the app and the $10 All-Day Pass doesn’t simply save money – it provides an added measure of safety by reducing close interaction between Metra customers and crew members, allowing riders to “Touch Less, Pay Less.”
All-Day Passes purchased in the app expire after seven days. Customers can also buy the pass with cash or credit from an agent or with cash on the train. However, if a customer boards at a station where they could have purchased the pass from an agent, the conductor will charge an extra $5 fee. Paper passes are good only for the day they are sold.