Revamped Web site for Metra

September 8, 2009 11:35:16 AM PDT
Metra commuters will soon be able to use their credit cards to buy monthly passes and 10-ride tickets.The rail line will debut a revamped website on Wednesday.

For more than 150 years the only way to buy a ticket was with cash or a check. In addition to ordering tickets online, commuters can create customized views of train schedules and get e-mail alerts when there is a problem on their train.

Metra plans to begin accepting credit cards at some stations by March.