Metra Chicago is a regional rail system that services almost 200 stations and 11 rail lines across the six-county service area of the Regional Transportation Authority. This rail system provides rides to commuters living in the counties of Cook, DuPage, Lake, McHenry, Will, and Cane. This Northeast Regional Railroad transportation has been well-noted for its safe and quality service. In fact, Metra has been awarded with several citations for employee safety, along with gold, silver and bronze awards from different awarding bodies.

Metra Rail offers a variety of ticket options and fare programs depending on the travel needs of different commuters. Every commuter is given the opportunity to choose the fare program that will best suit their travel budget. Some of the ticket options that Metra offers are as follows:

" 10-Ride Ticket - This is the ideal ticket of choice for accessional and leisure travelers. With a 10-ride ticket you can save up to fifteen percent off from one-way fares, and it is good for one year use.

" Monthly Unlimited Ride Pass - Those who want to save thirty percent off their one-way fares should acquire this very reasonable fare program. However, you have to be aware that this pass is non-transferable. Ideally, you need to buy ahead of time because it takes days or even months before the pass gets mailed to you. If you need to use it right away, it is better to purchase the pass at station agents so you can get it after 5 to 7 days.

" $5 Weekend Pass - Those who love traveling during weekends will greatly benefit from this pass. It offers unlimited rides every Saturday and Sunday, which is a good deal for leisure commuters.

There are a lot of other ticket options being offered by Metra Chicago. If you want to know more about them, you can visit their official site at
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