| Feb 5, 2014
| 6:37 AM
Gusting snow stopped and delayed Metra trains, canceled hundreds of flights at O'Hare and Midway airports and caused spinouts and tortuous commutes this morning.
Switching problems at Lake Street caused 20-minute delays on the Union Pacific North,...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 8:10 AM
As many as 22 trains on Metra’s Union Pacific lines were short at least one car Monday, officials said, causing passengers to scramble for seats and space.
The cars were taken out of service for a variety of reasons, including wheel replacements,...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 4:47 PM
A former deputy superintendent of the Chicago Police Department was named as Metra’s interim police chief Thursday, the commuter rail agency announced.
Harvey Radney, 68, replaces former Chief James Sanford, who retired from the Metra Police...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 1:08 PM
The Jan. 19 article “Ticket app could be in Metra’s future” presents a strong case for the smartphone application, currently used in Boston, to be adopted in Chicago as well.
This solution best serves the needs of Metra's current...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 9:34 AM
Metra experienced scattered delays on some lines this morning but they were nothing like the problems that plagued the commuter agency during the last arctic outbreak two weeks ago.
As the peak of the rush hour ended around 9 a.m., Metra had reported at...
| Jan 19, 2014
A smartphone-based ticket program used in Boston may be in the future for Metra riders as the rail agency's possible response to the CTA's Ventra card, officials say.
Commuters in the Massachusetts Bay area download tickets on their iPhones or Android...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 2:35 PM
Still stinging from weather-related problems nearly two weeks ago, Metra has issued an advisory to customers warning that delays are likely on Monday due to the intense cold that is forecast.
Trains will be operating at reduced speed, if necessary, to...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 3:28 PM
Metra trains were experiencing scattered delays during the evening commute Monday as the agency continued to warn commuters they may have longer waits because of the extreme cold.
But Metra said it still hoped there will be no cancellations or other...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 4:35 AM
Many Chicago-area schools will again be closed Tuesday, dozens of the day's flights have been canceled and some area attractions will be shuttered, with the subzero chill maintaining its grip on the region for another day.
But if there was a silver...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 12:40 PM
It's just too damn cold to be outside.
That's why many Chicagoans use the pedway system downtown during the workweek. They'll walk through a maze of underground tunnels and overhead bridges to shield themselves from the subzero temps.
| Jan 28, 2014
| 8:06 AM
As a number of recent high-profile developments and decisions show a trend toward a more urban lifestyle in Arlington Heights, officials there will take on a year-long process to update the village's community planning strategy.
A new component of the...