| Jun 7, 2013
| 9:15 AM
Metrolink lines in Orange County remained closed Friday morning after a freight train fatally struck a person on the tracks near the Norwalk station, officials said.
The victim was struck about 4:45 a.m. by a Burlington Northern Santa Fe train, which...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 8:31 AM
A male pedestrian was struck and killed by a Metra train on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe line in Naperville Friday evening, officials said.
The accident happened at 6:30 p.m. at Colombia Street, just east of the the Naperville station, said...
| Mar 23, 2011
| 1:53 PM
By day, Chicagoan Ted Wolff is a landscape architect. Off duty, he is a member of what he calls an invisible subculture. Known as "rail fans," "trainwatchers" or the self-deprecating term "foamers" (because they foam at the mouth when they see favorite...
| Feb 14, 2011
| 5:49 AM
Metra's own testing of toxic diesel exhaust inside its passenger coaches shows the transit agency's pollution problems are more extensive and worrisome than it has publicly disclosed, according to records obtained by the Tribune.
A summary of tests...
| Nov 20, 2010
Metra has completed testing the air quality on the first of its train lines in response to a Tribune investigation that found the amount of diesel soot lingering in the air steadily increases as commuters walk deeper into Union Station or the Ogilvie...
| May 25, 2011
| 8:21 PM
A pedestrian was struck and killed by a freight train in Naperville tonight, police said.
At 7:13 p.m. police received a call of a person, reportedly a male, struck by a freight train on Burlington Northern Santa Fe tracks near the Naperville Metra...
| Jan 13, 2011
| 6:13 PM
Trains on Metra’s Burlington Northern Santa Fe line were moving again this evening -- but delayed -- after a man was struck and killed by a train in Berwyn, officials said.
Berwyn fire officials were dispatched to the East Avenue crossing of the...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 4:59 AM
NEW YORK -- Iconic investor Warren Buffett announced Tuesday that he has been diagnosed with stage I prostate cancer in a letter to shareholders of his firm Berkshire Hathaway.
Buffett, 81, said his "condition is not remotely life-threatening or even...
| Jul 1, 2011
| 3:30 PM
After weeks of nervous waiting, water is moving from the banks of the Missouri River to the streets of Parkville, and it's creeping closer to businesses.
"Just a couple days ago, there wasn't any water where we are right now. so it's something we need to...
| Aug 19, 2011
| 4:06 PM
A woman in her mid-50s was killed by a passing locomotive Thursday morning, Seattle police said. She was struck by southbound Burlington freight train.
A small device was found near the woman, but police do not believe it belonged to her and have...
| Sep 22, 2011
| 4:06 AM
A disabled freight train that blocked Metra trains on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Line for more than an hour has been moved and commuter service has resumed.
The first five trains of the morning were either halted in face of the disabled freight...