| Jun 29, 2015
| 4:08 PM
More delays due to switch problems — the bane of many Metra commuters — may be in the offing this summer because of a major rehab project, officials said Monday.
Starting July 6, Amtrak plans to replace the set of switches that guide trains...
| Jun 25, 2015
| 1:05 PM
Oswego Village President Gail Johnson intends to renew talks to bring a Metra commuter station to the village.
"Somehow, we have just fallen off the radar," Johnson said.
Village Board members this week set aside time in a workshop session to...
| Jun 18, 2015
| 7:44 AM
The first Metra trains to roll out Thursday morning were filled with raucous Blackhawks fans, squeezed next to the usually quiet commuters, with delays running nearly up to an hour or longer because of the crush of passengers and some mechanical problems....
| Jun 14, 2015
| 10:05 AM
Franklin Park residents were all aboard the village's 20th annual Railroad Daze.
"I love the trains and walking in them," said Tina Harle.
She drove over from Oak Park with her family and said her 2-year-old daughter wanted to come to check out the...
| Jun 15, 2015
| 3:27 PM
Metra's Burlington Northern Santa Fe line experienced delays of more than an hour and a half Monday morning after a mechanical problem and fire on a locomotive halted all commuter service on the line temporarily, officials say.
Inbound Train 1232,...
| Jun 17, 2015
| 3:55 PM
If you've decided to head to downtown Chicago Thursday for the parade honoring the Stanley Cup-winning Blackhawks or have tickets to the rally afterward at Soldier Field, here is some transportation information to help plan a trip you will be taking...
| Jun 18, 2015
| 8:37 AM
Patrick Hendon was a bartender during the Blackhawks playoff games and was supposed to work a double shift Thursday. Instead, he started his day at the Route 59 Metra station in Aurora heading to the parade and rally in downtown Chicago.
"I had to bribe...
| Jun 18, 2015
| 11:28 AM
Chicago Blackhawks fans appeared to have handily weathered both the rainstorms and the public transit crush Thursday, making a steady and exhuberant exodus from Downtown after cheering their triumphant team.
Despite an enormous influx of sweater-wearing...
| Jun 7, 2015
| 12:29 PM
Riders on a CTA train are minding their own business when suddenly an emergency evacuation door connecting the rail cars bursts open and a man menacingly appears.
"So," he says to three shocked passengers who are seated near the door, "now that I've...
| Jun 3, 2015
| 1:54 PM
A pedestrian died Wednesday after being struck by a Metra train near the station in Lisle, according to Metra and the DuPage County coroner’s office.
The train traveling east on the BNSF Railway struck the pedestrian about 5:30 a.m., according...
| May 29, 2015
| 4:59 PM
A new daily Greyhound bus route running between Chicago and Davenport, Iowa, via Interstate 88 is being planned with a stop at Naperville's Route 59 Metra commuter train station.
City Council members Tuesday will be asked to grant a license to the...