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  • Metra unveils plan to curb Union Station crowding

    Metra unveils plan to curb Union Station crowding
    Metra unveiled a new strategy Tuesday to block direct access to Union Station's cramped south concourse and reroute customers to a more spacious waiting area during service disruptions and special events. The plan calls primarily for using Amtrak...
  • Commuters, transit experts offer 6 ways to improve Union Station

     Commuters, transit experts offer 6 ways to improve Union Station
    A multibillion-dollar rehabilitation of Chicago's iconic Union Station is on the drawing board, including plans to improve access by reconfiguring train concourses and eliminating a confusing layout for ramps and escalators. But as planners ponder a...
  • Metra to offer extra service for Mag Mile lights festival

     Metra to offer extra service for Mag Mile lights festival
    Metra will offer extra trains and more seating capacity on most of its lines Saturday to accommodate people who travel into Chicago for the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival. The festival, which will feature live music and a tree lighting parade, draws...
  • Rail-car manufacturing workers claim unsafe conditions

     Rail-car manufacturing workers claim unsafe conditions
    Employees of a rail-car manufacturing plant in Rochelle, Ill., that has received millions of dollars in grants, training funds and tax incentives from state and local governments claim their working conditions are unsafe. Nippon Sharyo, which was...
  • Facing fare hikes, Metra riders want all to pay

    Facing fare hikes, Metra riders want all to pay
    With Metra riders facing a 68 percent fare increase over the next 10 years, some of them are raising a common complaint — too many passengers are getting a free ride, because conductors either don't or can't check everyone's tickets. That's...
  • Wait continues for mobile ticketing on Metra

    Wait continues for mobile ticketing on Metra
    Accustomed to train delays, Metra riders shouldn't be shocked to learn that a long-promised test of "paperless" ticketing has been pushed back again. A pilot program to introduce mobile ticketing using smartphones isn't likely to be rolled out until...
  • Fare hike for Metra riders next year?

    Fare hike for Metra riders next year?
    Metra's board will soon grapple with whether customers will face a fare increase in 2015 – three years after the biggest hike in the agency's history, the commuter rail chairman said today. Although officials say a fare increase hasn't been...
  • Switching problems corrected at Union Station, Metra says

    Switching problems have been corrected at Chicago's Union Station after they caused delays of Metra's BNSF trains this evening, officials said at 6:30 p.m. The problems were responsible for delays up to one hour, according to a Metra spokeswoman....
  • 'Transit deserts' don't serve workers, study says

     'Transit deserts' don't serve workers, study says
    About 1 out of every 10 people in Cook County, roughly 438,500 residents, live in "transit deserts'' that are cut off from fast, frequent train and bus service, according to a new analysis that for the first time identifies dozens of Chicago-area mass...
  • Tinley Park asks Metra for express service

    Tinley Park asks Metra for express service
    Tinley Park officials are asking Metra to establish commuter express service to Chicago's financial district during morning and afternoon rush hours. Such a move would be consistent with service provided on other suburban rail lines and would help...
  • Union Station plan could bring relief for Metra, Amtrak passengers

    Union Station plan could bring relief for Metra, Amtrak passengers
    For many of the 120,000 rail passengers who pass through each day, Union Station is either a mystifying maze of ramps and escalators, or a perplexing funnel that forces them to navigate perilously narrow platforms. Commuting challenges include dodging...