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  • Fire at 47th Street Station delays Metra Electric trains

    Fire at 47th Street Station delays Metra Electric trains
    A fire at Metra Electric's 47th Street Hyde Park-Kenwood Station late Tuesday morning delayed several trains and may cause the cancellation of some trains in the afternoon, officials said. There were no reports of injuries in the fire, which broke out...
  • Cars parked in Geneva lot targeted by catalytic converter thieves

    Cars parked in Geneva lot targeted by catalytic converter thieves
    Six catalytic converters from vehicles parked in two commuter lots near Geneva's downtown Metra station have been stolen in the past week, Geneva police said. The thefts have primarily occurred during the day, between 6:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., police...
  • Metra reports delays on Union Pacific North Line

    Metra reports delays on Union Pacific North Line
    Metra officials reported delays Friday morning on the Union Pacific North Line because of mechanical problems with a train. A mechanical issue with a locomotive on train No. 314 touched off the delays,  a Metra spokesman said. That train was stopped...
  • Metra's 10-year plan brings its commuter railroad into the 21st century

    The Tribune has taken issue with the reformed Metra management by criticizing its proposal for 10 years of periodic fare increases to fund both operations and capital improvements (Editorial, Oct. 24). This is perplexing to me. As a former RTA overseer of...
  • Why Metra needs a fare hike

     Why Metra needs a fare hike
    Metra recently announced a long-range plan to upgrade our locomotives and cars and pay for the Positive Train Control safety system, a plan that relies in part on issuing $400 million in bonds that will be covered by higher fares over the next decade....
  • 'Flyover' aimed at cutting rail congestion

     'Flyover' aimed at cutting rail congestion
    Federal, state and local officials Thursday marked the opening of the $142 million Englewood Flyover, a railroad bridge intended to eliminate a major bottleneck in the nation's biggest, busiest and most congested railroad hub. The bridge will relieve...
  • New trains? That's not where your Metra fare hike will go

    New trains? That's not where your Metra fare hike will go
    Let's set the record straight right up front: That 10.8 percent fare increase Metra wants for next year is not about buying new trains. Only $2.4 million of the $27.3 million the fare hike would generate next year would go toward the purchase of new...
  • Wilmette Rock House cafe to serve Metra commuters

    Wilmette Rock House cafe to serve Metra commuters
    With the owners of Wilmette's Rock House cafe stepping up as the new concession vendor for the village's Metra train station, officials say the popular local venue's offerings might jazz up the daily morning commute. "I think the Rock House at the Metra...
  • Metra trains running again after woman killed in Tinley Park

    Metra trains running again after woman killed in Tinley Park
    A woman was killed after being struck by a Metra Rock Island District train Wednesday evening in Tinley Park, officials said. The pedestrian was hit somewhere north of 183rd Street about 5 p.m., west of the Tinley Park station on the Rock Island line,...
  • Feds say Metra safety 'an area of concern'

    Feds say Metra safety 'an area of concern'
    The Federal Railroad Administration on Thursday announced findings from a review of Metra, which called the commuter rail line "generally compliant" with U.S. safety regulations, but also directed the railroad to take immediate steps to "enhance its...
  • Investigation raises safety issues at Metra

    Investigation raises safety issues at Metra
    While acknowledging that Metra is "generally compliant" with U.S. regulations, a federal investigation into three incidents this summer concluded there are "many issues that negatively impact safety." The Federal Railroad Administration, in a report...