| 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 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'...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 4:02 PM
After an extremely cold and snowy winter that led to numerous train breakdowns and delays, Metra officials said Thursday they expect to be better prepared to battle the elements this season with new equipment and procedures.
Metra is adding three high-...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 9:24 AM
Mohammad Ouyoun, 21, was trying to get to Union Station to take a Metra train home to Northbrook last year when he came across a problem.
Ouyoun said he was at the Merchandise Mart Brown Line stop in River North and asked the CTA customer service...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 3:10 AM
Metra is expected to approve a fare hike and budget plan Friday that will mark the first time in the agency's 30-year history that it will borrow money.
The proposal includes a nearly 11 percent fare increase, and part of that revenue will be used to...
| 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...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 11:40 AM
An empty cardboard box was the cause of a two-hour Burlington Northern-Santa Fe Metra train delay during rush hour Tuesday evening.
Burlington Northern-Santa Fe spokesman Andy Williams said a resident reported seeing a suspicious package on the tracks by...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 12:45 PM
The following incidents were listed among the official reports of the Glencoe Police Department. Readers are reminded that an arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt. Only a court of law can make that determination. All court appearances are at...
| Nov 27, 2014
A Chicago man faces reckless conduct charges after police said he hitched a ride to the suburbs on the back of a Metra train, authorities said.
A Morton Grove police officer was responding to a call earlier this month when he noticed someone on the back...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 5:24 PM
Metra's board Friday unanimously approved a fare hike averaging nearly 11 percent starting in February, but not without a note of dissent over the size of the increase.
That challenge was withdrawn, however, when Chairman Martin Oberman directed Metra'...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 2:51 PM
Customers who ride two of Metra's Union Pacific lines will see revised schedules starting next week, the commuter rail agency announced Monday.
The schedules of six weekday trains and four weekend trains on the UP North Line will be adjusted, as will...