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  • Council OKs port rail yard but lawsuit is threatened

    The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday approved a controversial rail yard near the Port of Los Angeles, setting the stage for possible court challenges, alleging violations of environmental and civil rights laws. The proposal to build a staging...
  • Metrolink lines in Orange County closed after death on tracks

    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...
  • Some cancellations but Metra 'considerably better today'

    Some cancellations but Metra 'considerably better today'
    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...
  • Morning commute: Scattered delays in wind-whipped snow

    Morning commute: Scattered delays in wind-whipped snow
    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...
  • Delays but no major headaches for Metra and its riders so far

    Delays but no major headaches for Metra and its riders so far
    Metra trains were experiencing scattered delays during the evening commute Monday as the agency continued to warn commuters they may have longer waits because of the extreme cold. But Metra said it still hoped there will be no cancellations or other...
  • Metra: North Central line won't reopen until Wednesday

    Metra: North Central line won't reopen until Wednesday
    Metra's North Central line won't reopen until Wednesday as crews continue to clear and repair tracks after a freight car derailed just after midnight today near Mundelein. Canadian National isn't expected to complete the work along the single track...
  • Metra reports delays on BNSF, Heritage Corridor, North Central

    Metra reports delays on BNSF, Heritage Corridor, North Central
    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...
  • When that lonesome whistle blows, rail fans know where to line up

    When that lonesome whistle blows, rail fans know where to line up
    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...
  • Freight train kills pedestrian in Naperville

    Freight train kills pedestrian in Naperville
    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...
  • Deaf man's note spurs bomb threat response on Metra train

    Deaf man's note spurs bomb threat response on Metra train
    A miscommunication with a deaf person led police to erroneously believe a bomb threat was being made on a Metra train Monday night, leading to an emergency response, authorities said. Riverside police said this morning a Metra conductor flagged down a...
  • Man struck, killed by Metra BNSF train near Naperville

    Man struck, killed by Metra BNSF train near Naperville
    Metra's Burlington Northern Santa Fe service was shut down for almost 3 hours this evening after a pedestrian was struck and killed by a train, officials said. The man died, according to a release from Naperville Police. His name was being withheld...