| Jan 27, 2014
| 3:28 PM
Metra trains were experiencing scattered delays during the evening commute Monday as the agency continued to warn commuters they may have longer waits because of the extreme cold.
But Metra said it still hoped there will be no cancellations or other...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 4:16 PM
Metra's North Central line won't reopen until Wednesday as crews continue to clear and repair tracks after a freight car derailed just after midnight today near Mundelein.
Canadian National isn't expected to complete the work along the single track...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 6:44 AM
Metra was reporting delays on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe line this morning after a train was canceled because of mechanical problems.
Train 1248, scheduled to arrive in Chicago at 8:23 a.m., was canceled and train 1256 was picking up those...
| Feb 14, 2011
| 5:49 AM
Metra's own testing of toxic diesel exhaust inside its passenger coaches shows the transit agency's pollution problems are more extensive and worrisome than it has publicly disclosed, according to records obtained by the Tribune.
A summary of tests...
| Mar 23, 2011
| 1:53 PM
By day, Chicagoan Ted Wolff is a landscape architect. Off duty, he is a member of what he calls an invisible subculture. Known as "rail fans," "trainwatchers" or the self-deprecating term "foamers" (because they foam at the mouth when they see favorite...
| May 25, 2011
| 8:21 PM
A pedestrian was struck and killed by a freight train in Naperville tonight, police said.
At 7:13 p.m. police received a call of a person, reportedly a male, struck by a freight train on Burlington Northern Santa Fe tracks near the Naperville Metra...
| Sep 22, 2011
| 4:06 AM
A disabled freight train that blocked Metra trains on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Line for more than an hour has been moved and commuter service has resumed.
The first five trains of the morning were either halted in face of the disabled freight...
| Sep 13, 2011
| 6:48 AM
A miscommunication with a deaf person led police to erroneously believe a bomb threat was being made on a Metra train Monday night, leading to an emergency response, authorities said.
Riverside police said this morning a Metra conductor flagged down a...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 8:14 PM
Metra's Burlington Northern Santa Fe service was shut down for almost 3 hours this evening after a pedestrian was struck and killed by a train, officials said.
The man died, according to a release from Naperville Police. His name was being withheld...
| Oct 30, 2011
| 1:16 AM
A woman sitting on train tracks was hit by an eastbound Metra train and died in Naperville just before midnight Saturday, police said.
The woman hasn't been identified by police, who said she was sitting about 500 feet east of the Loomis Street...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 1:06 PM
Let's pretend for a moment that you're raising your kids the way people did in the olden days, before traveling taekwondo clubs and chess club championships and daylong birthday parties at paintball shooting ranges.
In other words, let's pretend you'...