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  • The best and worst of Metra's on-time performance

    The best and worst of Metra's on-time performance
    Commuters who took Metra's Electric District Line trains to and from the south suburbs averaged only about one late train a month in 2014, while BNSF Line riders in the west suburbs experienced more than one late train a week. The lines were Metra's...
  • BNSF morning commute fouled up after train breaks down in Naperville

    BNSF morning commute fouled up after train breaks down in Naperville
    Many Metra trains on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Line were either canceled or delayed Monday morning after mechanical problems with an early train at the Naperville station fouled up traffic on the busy west suburban commuter line. Train No. 1212,...
  • Mayor wants Metra station in Montgomery

    Mayor wants Metra station in Montgomery
    Mayor Matt Brolley wants a Metra commuter train station in Montgomery. Brolley told the audience at his State of the Village address Tuesday that a commuter station is a crucial asset to the future development of the downtown area. Michael Gillis, a...
  • Metra BNSF line's on-time score lags

    Metra BNSF line's on-time score lags
    Despite January's cold and snow, Metra says it barely missed its goal for on-time performance. But that number obscures a dismal effort on its busiest line, the BNSF. That line, which is operated for Metra on contract by the BNSF Railway Co., was on...
  • 2 trains canceled on Metra's BNSF line because of mechanical problems

    2 trains canceled on Metra's BNSF line because of mechanical problems
    Two trains on Metra’s Burlington Northern Santa Fe line were canceled Friday morning because of mechanical problems. Train 1209, scheduled to depart Chicago at 6:45 a.m. and arrive in Westmont at 7:10 a.m., was canceled and Train 1215 accommodated...
  • Naperville uses 2 million pounds of salt to fight blizzard

    Naperville uses 2 million pounds of salt to fight blizzard
    Snow clearing equipment remained on the job across Naperville Monday morning, after record-breaking snow totals hit the city. Crews were returning to neighborhoods to clear the additional several inches that fell Sunday night and Monday morning and were...
  • Evening commute back on track after rough morning, Metra and CTA say

    Evening commute back on track after rough morning, Metra and CTA say
    Train delays and icy roads made for dicey travel Monday morning after nearly 20 inches of snowfall, but transit agencies and highway officials said the evening ride home was more of a relief. School and some business closings helped keep roads clear...
  • Blizzard is fifth-largest; Monday's commute was rough

    Blizzard is fifth-largest; Monday's commute was rough
    On Monday morning, as the fifth-largest blizzard to ever hit Chicago moved east, Chicago-area residents woke to more than 19 inches of snow on the ground and a morning commute that was difficult at best. About 7:30 a.m., weather service officials said...
  • For Metra riders, fare increase depends on type of ticket, destination

    For Metra riders, fare increase depends on type of ticket, destination
    When Marlene Tillis bought her February Metra pass recently, she was surprised to find out how much the cost had jumped: an increase of $14.50 to $92.75 for a month's worth of rides. That amounts to an 18.5 percent increase — more than the average...
  • Metra riders sound off on rate hike

    Metra riders sound off on rate hike
    Metra riders may experience some sticker shock this week as they purchase monthly passes for February, the first month reflecting the commuter rail service's rate increases. "The biggest problem is if it can't be on time, how can they increase fares?"...
  • Girl, 17, critically hurt after being hit by Metra train in Hinsdale

    Girl, 17, critically hurt after being hit by Metra train in Hinsdale
    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...