Metra Opens New Station


Metra, Chicago, IL, has opened its newest station at Peterson/Ridge in Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood. The agency has also added four trains to weekday service on the UP North Line to accommodate the station.

“We continue to monitor customer feedback and this new schedule shows that we are listening,” said Metra CEO/Executive Director Jim Derwinski. “In addition to the new trains, riders in Kenosha and Waukegan as well as reverse commuters will now have more options. The grand opening of our new station at Peterson/Ridge also provides another much-needed access point to our service.”

The UP North Line has experienced a strong ridership rebound since the pandemic, especially on weekends. Metra is examining opportunities to upgrade weekend service on the line and hopes to announce additional schedule improvements later this year.