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  • Switch replacement may cause 'minor' delays at Union Station, Metra says

    Switch replacement may cause 'minor' delays at Union Station, Metra says
    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...
  • Oswego officials to make renewed push for Metra station

    Oswego officials to make renewed push for Metra station
    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...
  • Mechanical problems, crush of fans delay Metra trains

    Mechanical problems, crush of fans delay Metra trains
    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....
  • Railroad Daze gives locals a first-hand look at locomotives

    Railroad Daze gives locals a first-hand look at locomotives
    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...
  • Mechanical problem, fire on Metra train halt morning service on BNSF

    Mechanical problem, fire on Metra train halt morning service on BNSF
    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,...
  • Transportation tips for those heading to the Blackhawks rally, parade

    Transportation tips for those heading to the Blackhawks rally, parade
    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...
  • West suburban Hawks fans crowd trains on way to parade, rally

     West suburban Hawks fans crowd trains on way to parade, rally
    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...
  • Storms, transportation snags challenge Blackhawks fans

    Storms, transportation snags challenge Blackhawks fans
    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...
  • Comic art imitates life on the CTA

     Comic art imitates life on the CTA
    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...
  • Pedestrian killed by Metra train in Lisle

    Pedestrian killed by Metra train in Lisle
    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...
  • Greyhound planning route through north Naperville

    Greyhound planning route through north Naperville
    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...