| 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 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 11, 2015
| 11:38 AM
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...
| 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 2, 2014
| 12:30 PM
On any given day in any of the three coffee shops and one tea shop in downtown Wheaton, you will see a mix of people milling about. Commuters stop by on their way to or from a Metra train. Students from nearby Wheaton College or other residents walk...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 8:09 PM
A 17-year-old girl was critically injured after being struck by a Metra train near Hinsdale Saturday evening, officials said.
Just after 7 p.m., Hinsdale’s police and fire officials responded to reports of a pedestrian being struck by a train on...
| 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...
| 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 —...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 5:06 PM
A crash near southwest suburban Western Springs at a grade-crossing on Metra's Burlington Northern Santa Fe line caused delays up to 90 minutes Monday evening, said officials.
According to Metra spokesman Michael Gillis, the incident happened shortly...