| Dec 5, 2014
| 2:29 PM
The father of an 11-year-old boy who lost a leg when he was struck by a Metra train while chasing a school bus said Friday he is grateful for the generosity of strangers who have reached out to help the cash-strapped family just weeks before Christmas....
| Dec 6, 2014
| 4:47 PM
A convicted sex offender who had failed to register was charged with touching a woman’s neck and hair while they rode a Metra train earlier this week, officials said Saturday.
Michael G. Russo, 55, who prosecutors said was homeless, was ordered...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 10:34 AM
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....
| Oct 29, 2014
| 1:47 PM
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...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 6:33 AM
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...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 4:43 AM
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...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 4:21 PM
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...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 5:53 AM
Metra will hold a final round of hearings Thursday on a proposal to raise fares by nearly 11 percent next year, part of a capital plan that could see fares increase by 68 percent over the next decade to modernize the agency's aging fleet.
| Nov 6, 2014
| 5:42 PM
A Union Pacific West Line Metra train struck a semitruck Thursday afternoon in the West Garfield Park neighborhood, causing temporary delays, officials said.
While no injuries were reported, Chicago Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 8:20 AM
Long-awaited repairs to the 73-year-old Touhy Avenue railroad viaduct will begin soon and should be complete by year's end, Park Ridge officials said at Wednesday's city council meeting.
The Illinois Department of Transportation finally approved plans to...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 3:38 PM
Attention, Metra riders: Would you like armrests, cup holders and higher seatbacks? Are you willing to ride backward in exchange for these perks?
The commuter rail agency is asking customers for their opinion as they test proposed new seats for Metra'...