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  • Onlookers pull woman out of car before Metra train hits it

    Onlookers pull woman out of car before Metra train hits it
    Minutes before a Metra train struck a car in Western Springs on Monday afternoon, residents Ed Suarez and Monica DeNaut pulled an 80-year-old woman from it. Suarez said he watched as the woman turned onto the tracks in her Buick sedan. He could see...
  • Crash involving vehicle on Metra BNSF line snarls evening commute

    Crash involving vehicle on Metra BNSF line snarls evening commute
    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...
  • Metra unveils plan to curb Union Station crowding

    Metra unveils plan to curb Union Station crowding
    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...
  • 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...
  • Union Station's restroom scarcity tops complaints spurred by report

    Union Station's restroom scarcity tops complaints spurred by report
    About 120,000 train travelers pass through Chicago's Union Station every day, and although there are four public washroom areas in the terminal, many visitors say these aren't nearly enough. "Using the trains this summer, it was really apparent that...
  • Commuters, transit experts offer 6 ways to improve Union Station

     Commuters, transit experts offer 6 ways to improve Union Station
    A multibillion-dollar rehabilitation of Chicago's iconic Union Station is on the drawing board, including plans to improve access by reconfiguring train concourses and eliminating a confusing layout for ramps and escalators. But as planners ponder a...
  • Metra to offer extra service for Mag Mile lights festival

     Metra to offer extra service for Mag Mile lights festival
    Metra will offer extra trains and more seating capacity on most of its lines Saturday to accommodate people who travel into Chicago for the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival. The festival, which will feature live music and a tree lighting parade, draws...
  • Rail-car manufacturing workers claim unsafe conditions

     Rail-car manufacturing workers claim unsafe conditions
    Employees of a rail-car manufacturing plant in Rochelle, Ill., that has received millions of dollars in grants, training funds and tax incentives from state and local governments claim their working conditions are unsafe. Nippon Sharyo, which was...
  • Facing fare hikes, Metra riders want all to pay

    Facing fare hikes, Metra riders want all to pay
    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. That's...
  • Wait continues for mobile ticketing on Metra

    Wait continues for mobile ticketing on Metra
    Accustomed to train delays, Metra riders shouldn't be shocked to learn that a long-promised test of "paperless" ticketing has been pushed back again. A pilot program to introduce mobile ticketing using smartphones isn't likely to be rolled out until...
  • Fare hike for Metra riders next year?

    Fare hike for Metra riders next year?
    Metra's board will soon grapple with whether customers will face a fare increase in 2015 – three years after the biggest hike in the agency's history, the commuter rail chairman said today. Although officials say a fare increase hasn't been...