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  • Morton Grove woman, 61, struck, killed by Amtrak train

    Morton Grove woman, 61, struck, killed by Amtrak train
    A 61-year old woman was struck and killed by a train Monday night, May 18, in Morton Grove at Lehigh and Lincoln avenues, police said. A Metra spokesperson initially said it appeared to be an accident but the Cook County medical examiner's office...
  • Pedestrian hit by Amtrak train in Morton Grove

    Pedestrian hit by Amtrak train in Morton Grove
    Morton Grove police are assisting Metra police after a train struck a pedestrian in Morton Grove Monday night, police said. The female pedestrian was struck on the north tracks by an outbound Amtrak train at Lehigh and Lincoln Avenues around 8:30 p.m....
  • Oak Forest seeks youth movement

    Oak Forest seeks youth movement
    Oak Forest is thinking young as it kicks off a marketing campaign aimed at attracting younger home buyers to the city. A combination of social media as well as ads at Metra stations and Chicago Transit Authority stops will be used to steer those...
  • New Lenox Metra station in 'idea' stage

    New Lenox Metra station in 'idea' stage
    Commuters who use the New Lenox Metra train station have gotten their first glance at what a proposed new station could look like. An initial rendering has been on display at the existing station, but officials say development is still in the...
  • NTSB report: Blue Line crash shows CTA should update, add safety systems

    A decades-old CTA safety system that can trigger a train's brakes in an emergency should be replaced by smart technology that detects potential danger much earlier, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday as part of its report into the...
  • Metra years away from implementing high-tech safety system

    Metra years away from implementing high-tech safety system
    The horrific Amtrak wreck in Philadelphia this week has renewed calls for the nation's commuter rail lines and freight railroads to install a high-tech system that is intended to prevent such accidents by slowing speeding trains and overriding human...
  • Positive train control on track for South Shore

    Positive train control on track for South Shore
      The pricey smart train control system experts say could have prevented Tuesday's deadly Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia is one of the reasons South Shore commuters are facing fare increases this summer. Congress has mandated passenger and...
  • Could technology have prevented Amtrak disaster?

     Could technology have prevented Amtrak disaster?
    Two big questions in the aftermath of Tuesday's horrific Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia: Why was Northeast Regional Train 188 going more than 100 mph as it approached a 50 mph curve? Why is it taking so long for America's railroads to install a...
  • CTA, Metra, Pace delay Ventra ticketing app till fall, cite user experience

    CTA, Metra, Pace delay Ventra ticketing app till fall, cite user experience
    The debut of the Ventra smartphone app for tickets, scheduled for this month or June, is being pushed back until the fall, transit officials said Thursday. The CTA, Metra and Pace said they are working with a consultant with expertise on testing apps,...
  • Construction at Downers Grove Metra Station resumes Monday

    Construction at Downers Grove Metra Station resumes Monday
    Construction is set to resume Monday on a long-delayed project to improve the platforms and increase safety at the Downers Grove Main Street Metra Station. The east ends of the in-bound and out-bound boarding platforms will be closed to commuters...
  • Rail Fest returns to Homewood this weekend

    Rail Fest returns to Homewood this weekend
    From the die-hard railroad enthusiast to the youngest Thomas the Tank Engine fan, Rail Fest, which returns to Homewood this weekend, boasts something for everyone who's interested in trains. After taking a year off, the event that celebrates the Village...