Metra Electric customers eligible to receive 15% discount on April monthly pass

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All Metra Electric customers are eligible to receive a 15 percent discount on their April monthly pass after recent service disruptions caused by severe weather, Metra officials said Wednesday.

The discount will apply only to paper monthly passes sold at Millenium Station by a ticket agent (including the South Water entrance) and Van Buren Street Station or Transit Benefits providers.

Metra officials want to reiterate that customers who normally use the Ventra App to purchase a monthly mobile pass will have to switch to a paper pass in April to take advantage of the deal. The newly discounted passes for April will be stamped by ticket agents to indicate they are only valid on the Metra Electric Line. 

“We are taking this rare step of providing discounts because of the unusual severity and length of the service disruption on the Metra Electric Line,” said Metra CEO/Executive Director Jim Derwinski. “We know our Metra Electric Line customers have endured a rocky two weeks, and we want to thank them for their patience and understanding as we worked to restore normal service."