| Dec 22, 2014
| 4:30 PM
A motorist is lucky to be alive following a close call with a train Monday night in Western Springs.
A woman accidentally drove onto the Burlington Northern Santa Fe tracks at 5:17 p.m. Monday as an outbound Metra train was approaching near the Wolf Road...
| Jan 3, 2015
| 2:34 PM
Geneva residents can expect a lot more noise downtown in January — including frequent train horns — as the Third Street Commuter Parking Deck enters its last month of construction.
From Monday to Jan. 16, Walsh...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 1:19 PM
Serving both Metra and Amtrak riders, Chicago’s Union Station serves an eye-popping 15 million passengers every year — more than Midway International Airport does. So improving passengers’ comfort is a major — and urgent —...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 7:26 PM
Metra says it will have personnel on duty overnight Monday to help ensure that trains will run on time during the morning rush hour Tuesday, despite the expected snow and cold.
"We're taking all precautions," Metra Deputy Executive Director Peter...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 6:49 AM
Nine cars of a freight train derailed in Cicero early Tuesday, seven of them toppling over and blocking traffic on 26th Street in the western suburb, authorities said.
No injuries were reported in the derailment, which occurred on Burlington Northern...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 1:49 PM
Minutes before a Metra train struck a car in Western Springs on Monday afternoon, residents Ed Suarez and Monica DeNaut pulled an 80-year-old woman from it.
Suarez said he watched as the woman turned onto the tracks in her Buick sedan. He could see...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 5:19 PM
Metra’s North Central Service line is delayed after a train hit an unoccupied vehicle on the tracks in Grayslake during the evening rush hour commute Friday.
Outbound train No. 109 hit an unoccupied vehicle in Grayslake at 5:50 p.m., said Tom...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 6:04 PM
Metra and freight railroad industry representatives on Friday called for a $1 billion project intended to untangle a snarl of railroad tracks that causes major problems for Chicago commuters and commerce.
The project, known as the 75th Street Corridor...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 6:50 AM
Service to a branch of Metra's Electric District was restored early Monday after a drunken driver crashed a semitrailer into a support for the line's electric wires, halting all trains, authorities said.
The driver crashed into Metra property in the...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 3:48 PM
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...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 11:01 AM
Some Winnetka officials say they're frustrated the town has lost its last ticket agent at the Hubbard Woods Metra station.
The decision was made because the Hubbard Woods station had the lowest volume of ticket sales at Metra's 75 staffed depots, with...