We offer a variety of opportunities featuring effective advertising space. Unlike radio, TV, newspapers or magazines that also feature ads for other products, on many Metra materials, your message will be the only one seen by thousands of passengers.

Below you will find a wide selection of mediums on which to advertise. For program parameters and capabilities in greater detail, please contact the individual listed next to each opportunity. 

Downtown Stations, Outlying Stations and Train Advertising

All train and station advertising for Metra is managed by OUTFRONT Media. For more information, contact Ben Lewis at 312.396.5700.

Metra Market at Ogilvie Transportation Center (OTC) Advertising

The media in MetraMarket is ideal for capturing many desirable audiences including affluent commuters from Metra’s N, W, and NW Union Pacific routes. Beyond commuters, the market draws in a multitude of on-the-go audiences who frequent the many options for dining and quick retail conveniences, including Chicago’s French Market which serves over 7,000 visitors daily. For more information reach out to Ben Lewis at OUTFRONT Media at 312.396.5700.


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Train Wrap Advertising

Are you looking to make a huge impact across Chicagoland? Then Train Wraps are the way to go. Your message could be seen rolling throughout Chicagoland in areas, and by audiences that make sense for your brand. For more information reach out to Ben Lewis at OUTFRONT Media at 312.396.5700.

Station Sampling

If you are introducing a new product, what better way to do so then by putting a sample directly in the hands of your potential customers? Do you want to set up an experience for the vast amounts of commuters in the Metra stations daily? Through our Station Sampling/Experiential program, you can reach specific audiences or the masses. For more information reach out to Ben Lewis at OUTFRONT Media at 312.396.5700. All station sampling/experiential requests are subject to approval.

Train Schedules

Reaching a wide audience is vital to business today and now Metra offers you the opportunity to direct your advertising message to a prime consumer base - Metra train riders.  Individual rail line schedules are printed in minimum quantities of 25,000. These schedules are reused by commuters and shared by co-workers, families, students, and visitors and are distributed at Metra stations, libraries, village/city offices and other public places, as well as numerous private businesses reaching thousands of people each year. Eleven different commuter rail schedules are printed, with a total of over two million schedules printed every year. An attractive feature is that advertisers can purchase space for a particular line or for multiple rail line schedules. For more information, email

My Metra customer magazine

My Metra magazine is distributed on trains and posted on Metra's website every quarter. It is read by tens of thousands of riders and reaches some of the Chicago area’s savviest consumers. For details about advertising in the magazine, please see our media kit.