| Feb 2, 2015
| 4:31 PM
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...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 4:34 AM
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...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 5:12 PM
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...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 4:25 PM
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...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 3:48 PM
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...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 5:06 PM
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...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 5:33 AM
One person is dead after being hit by a train in the west suburbs late Sunday night.
A "pedestrian incident involving a freight train" halted inbound and outbound trains on a stretch of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Metra line about 11:30 p.m....
| Dec 30, 2014
| 5:06 AM
The family of a brother and sister struck and killed by a Metra train in August in Chicago are suing Burlington Northern Santa Fe and Metra, saying they failed to repair a large hole in a fence used by residents to cross the tracks.
| Dec 22, 2014
| 4:30 PM
A motorist is lucky to be alive following a close call with a train Monday night in Western Springs.
A woman accidentally drove onto the Burlington Northern Santa Fe tracks at 5:17 p.m. Monday as an outbound Metra train was approaching near the Wolf Road...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 3:12 AM
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.
| Dec 13, 2014
| 8:09 PM
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...