| 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...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 5:06 AM
With the owners of Wilmette's Rock House cafe stepping up as the new concession vendor for the village's Metra train station, officials say the popular local venue's offerings might jazz up the daily morning commute.
"I think the Rock House at the Metra...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 6:39 PM
While acknowledging that Metra is "generally compliant" with U.S. regulations, a federal investigation into three incidents this summer concluded there are "many issues that negatively impact safety."
The Federal Railroad Administration, in a report...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 3:02 PM
Repairs to the aging Touhy Avenue railroad viaduct can't begin until the Illinois Department of Transportation approves plans to divert street traffic during construction, officials have said.
But, as Public Works Director Wayne Zingsheim told...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 2:09 PM
Park Ridge's downtown Metra station house will stay open even if they city does not renew its lease with the Union Pacific Railroad, railroad officials say.
"It's a 'possibility' they would close the depot if we don't sign," City Manager Shawn...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 6:24 PM
Metra service was delayed Monday evening after a train fatally struck a pedestrian near Morton Grove, the transit agency said.
The outbound Milwaukee District North Line train 2127 left Union Station at 4:15 p.m. and was slated to stop in Deerfield at...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 5:36 AM
Here's a look at upcoming events in the North and Northwest suburbs. Please call the venue in advance. To submit an event for consideration, please visit triblocal.com/events.
Thursday, Oct. 9
Dann & Raymond's Movie Night: Daily Herald film editor...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 2:16 PM
Here's a look at upcoming events in the North and Northwest suburbs. Please call the venue in advance. To submit an event for consideration, please visit http://triblocal.com/events.
Thursday, Sept. 18
Antioch Farmers Market: Shop for fresh veggies,...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 8:01 AM
A woman was struck and killed by a Metra train as she rushed across a track crossing at the Highwood station Tuesday morning, officials said.
Witnesses told emergency crews that the woman appeared to have been trying to "beat the express train" when...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 3:12 AM
With Metra riders facing a 68 percent fare increase over the next 10 years, some of them are raising a common complaint — too many passengers are getting a free ride, because conductors either don't or can't check everyone's tickets.