- Associated Press - Sunday, May 19, 2019

CHICAGO (AP) - Metra says kids may ride for free this summer when accompanied by a parent.

Suburban Chicago’s commuter rail agency says up to three children age 11 and under will be able to ride for free with an adult from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.

Metra CEO Jim Derwinski says traveling on Metra is “a great opportunity to spend time together as a family without having to worry about traffic and parking.”

Metra is offering early “getaway trains” out of Chicago on May 24 to start the holiday weekend. The agency’s $10 weekend pass will be good on Memorial Day as well as on Saturday and Sunday.

There will be no service on the North Central Service, Heritage Corridor and SouthWest Service lines on Memorial Day.

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