| Jun 12, 2014
| 3:30 AM
Members of the locomotive engineers union at Metra have approved a new contract that gives them a cumulative wage increase totaling 21.2 percent over seven years, union officials said Wednesday.
The agreement, which runs through 2019, provides for...
| May 28, 2014
| 5:03 AM
Trains on Metra's Burlington Northern Santa Fe line were running again this morning after a derailment near Aurora.
Train 1324, which left Aurora at 11:20 p.m. Tuesday en route to Union Station, derailed soon after leaving Aurora, Metra spokesman...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 6:44 AM
Metra was reporting delays on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe line this morning after a train was canceled because of mechanical problems.
Train 1248, scheduled to arrive in Chicago at 8:23 a.m., was canceled and train 1256 was picking up those...
| May 12, 2014
| 4:07 PM
Metra's new chief of police says he will bring over 14 years of command experience at the Illinois State Police to the task of reforming an embattled department criticized for poor performance.
The appointment of Joseph Perez was announced Monday,...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 4:48 PM
Environmentalists and Long Beach officials are seeking a court order to stop the Port of Los Angeles from proceeding with plans to build a $500-million rail yard that could affect low-income neighborhoods nearby.
The Natural Resources Defense Council,...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 9:43 AM
Maintenance crews restored power to tens of thousands of homes overnight after severe thunderstorms in the Chicago region brought powerful winds and reports of funnel clouds Wednesday evening.
By 11:30 a.m., of the more than 78,000 customers affected by...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 5:53 AM
Three Metra trains were canceled because of mechanical problems this morning, but most of the agency's 11 lines were running close to normal.
“We’re doing better than previous days,” Metra spokesman Tom Miller said. “Considerably...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 9:34 AM
Metra experienced scattered delays on some lines this morning but they were nothing like the problems that plagued the commuter agency during the last arctic outbreak two weeks ago.
As the peak of the rush hour ended around 9 a.m., Metra had reported at...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 2:21 PM
A pedestrian was struck and killed by a Burlington Northern freight train in La Grange this afternoon, causing delays for Metra trains that use the same tracks, officials said.
La Grange Police Chief Michael A. Holub said the incident was an apparent...
| May 7, 2013
| 1:39 PM
Sections of a new $40.6-million bridge near Oceanside that will serve one of the busiest rail corridors in the nation are being torn out and rebuilt due to flaws in the concrete.
Officials for the San Diego Assn. of Governments, which is funding the...
| May 8, 2013
| 9:57 AM
The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday morning will consider approving a controversial rail yard in the harbor that could improve the shipment of cargo but adversely affect nearby schools, parks and low-income communities.
The proposal to build a...