| Jul 13, 2014
| 9:46 AM
A pedestrian was struck and killed by a Norfolk Southern freight train late Saturday in Aberdeen.
A man was on the Amtrak tracks in the 300 block of South Phildelphia Boulevard just before midnight Saturday when he was hit by a freight train heading...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 5:20 PM
One of the largest U.S. railroads and one of the largest labor organizations representing railroad workers have reached a tentative agreement to allow one person to operate a train on routes protected by a new collision-avoidance system required by...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 10:32 AM
An already difficult morning commute on Metra's Burlington Northern Santa Fe line got worse when a train and a vehicle collided near west suburban Hinsdale, slowing down trains on a line that had been closed earlier because of a freight train accident....
| Jun 28, 2014
| 1:38 PM
Metra trains on the BNSF line were running normally again through Hinsdale about 3 p.m. Saturday afternoon after an accident involving a freight train fouled up commutes for some riders earlier in the day.
A freight train Saturday morning struck a...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 3:11 PM
WEST HAVEN — Even though Metro-North last year became the symbol of slipshod operations, railroad safety is a growing concern across the country and deserves federal intervention, Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Tuesday.
Setting tougher rules for...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 3:31 PM
Connecticut Light & Power Co. has ended its contract with a tree-trimming company involved in a train crash Monday and a fatal accident earlier in the month when a worker was killed by a falling branch.
"We have canceled our contract with Trees Inc....
| Jun 26, 2014
| 3:12 PM
A pedestrian was struck by a Metra train and critically injured on the South Side this afternoon.
The pedestrian was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn after being struck about 4:10 p.m. near the intersection of West 90th Street and...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 8:04 PM
A pedestrian was struck by a freight train in Lake Forest this evening, authorities said.
The pedestrian was hit about 7:50 p.m. near Metra's Lake Forest Station, said Michael Gillis, a spokesman for Metra.
The incident snarled traffic on the commuter...
| May 8, 2014
The SunRail commuter line hit a snag Wednesday when one of its trains hit a utility trailer near the Longwood station, causing delays for the new service.
No one was hurt in the crash, which happened about 5:30 p.m., but there was a delay of nearly two...
| May 22, 2014
| 2:24 PM
A day after filing a lawsuit against the producers of "Midnight Rider," the parents of 27-year-old camera assistant Sarah Jones said they hope the case will highlight the need for safer film sets nationwide.
"The big purpose in all this is, we don't...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 10:07 AM
A Metrolink train bound for Laguna Niguel caught fire in Tustin Wednesday morning, but no passengers were injured.
The incident occurred around 9 a.m. when the engine of Metrolink train 811 caught fire after it had departed from the Tustin train...