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  • Metra trains running late after Geneva gas leak

    Metra trains running late after Geneva gas leak
    Union Pacific West Line trains are running up to an hour late following a gas leak near Geneva. Due to a gas leak, inbound and outbound trains may be operating 35 to 60 minutes behind schedule, according to a service advisory posted on Metra's website....
  • BNSF morning commute fouled up after train breaks down in Naperville

    BNSF morning commute fouled up after train breaks down in Naperville
    Many Metra trains on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Line were either canceled or delayed Monday morning after mechanical problems with an early train at the Naperville station fouled up traffic on the busy west suburban commuter line. Train No. 1212,...
  • Plan Commission addresses Glencoe transportation needs

    Plan Commission addresses Glencoe transportation needs
    Like many communities, downtown Glencoe is easily accessible via public transportation. But enhancements are always possible and making those changes is a goal of the Plan Commission in its search to find ways to invigorate Glencoe's downtown. Members...
  • Metra fare hike may add up to more CTA riders

    Metra fare hike may add up to more CTA riders
    The difference is 25 cents but Joseph Lifsics is ready for change. After more than two years as a regular Metra rider, Lifsics said he soon will switch to the CTA after the Metra hiked his monthly pass from $85.50 to $99.75 as part of systemwide fare...
  • Chicago to see brief reprieve from cold heading into weekend

    Chicago to see brief reprieve from cold heading into weekend
    The mercury still reads below zero early Friday morning, but the frigid cold will not again reach record lows like Chicago saw Thursday. Temperatures were as low as 5 degrees below zero in the Chicago area Friday, according to the National Weather...
  • CTA, Pace brace for Rauner's proposed $130 million cuts

    CTA, Pace brace for Rauner's proposed $130 million cuts
    The CTA, Metra and Pace would lose almost $130 million in state funding under the 2016 budget plan that Gov. Bruce Rauner presented Wednesday, potentially threatening transit services provided to disabled riders and opening the door to deep service cuts...
  • Aurora dog lover not derailed by Metra's hesitancy on new pet policy

    Aurora dog lover not derailed by Metra's hesitancy on new pet policy
    To dog lover Rena Church, the numbers don't add up. The Aurora woman has gathered 4,500 signatures on a petition requesting a new policy to allow small pets on trains. The Metra board, on the other hand, got a measly 30-40 emails from folks aghast...
  • Consolidate CTA, Metra, Pace or scrap RTA, report concludes

     Consolidate CTA, Metra, Pace or scrap RTA, report concludes
    The Regional Transportation Authority should either be strengthened into a superagency to coordinate all Chicago-area transit service or be eliminated entirely, leaving the CTA, Metra and Pace to fend for themselves, according to a new report from a...
  • Cold, freight engine fire delay Metra commuters

    Cold, freight engine fire delay Metra commuters
    A freight locomotive on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe line caught on fire Friday morning near Naperville, halting trains in the area, authorities said. Trains were moving again by 9 a.m., but the fire added to delays that began around 6:55 a.m.,...
  • $12 million rehab ahead for Union Station

    $12 million rehab ahead for Union Station
    Amtrak will spend $12 million this year for renovation work at Chicago's Union Station, including a redesign of the facility's often-crowded concourse areas, officials will announce Thursday. The station also will undergo safety improvements, better...
  • Metra: Pets on trains experiment won't happen -- at least not yet

    Metra: Pets on trains experiment won't happen -- at least not yet
    Small pets won't be riding along with their owners on Metra trains for now, even on a trial basis. Metra's board held off on considering the issue Friday until the matter could be studied further, according to Chairman Martin Oberman. The board was...