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  • Pedestrian killed by Metra train in Berwyn

    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...
  • Metra trains on move again after disabled freight train on BNSF line is moved

    Metra trains on move again after disabled freight train on BNSF line is moved
    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...
  • 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...
  • Woman sitting on tracks hit by train

    Woman sitting on tracks hit by train
    A woman sitting on train tracks was hit by an eastbound Metra train and died in Naperville just before midnight Saturday, police said. The woman hasn't been identified by police, who said she was sitting about 500 feet east of the Loomis Street...
  • Construction closes segment of Sand Canyon Avenue

    Motorists planning to travel on Sand Canyon Avenue, just south of the Santa Ana (5) Freeway in Irvine, will want to pick an alternate route this week. There will be a construction-related road closure between Oak Canyon and Laguna Canyon roads. The...
  • CTA closer to restoring some bus service to 31st Street

    CTA closer to restoring some bus service to 31st Street
    The CTA took an “incremental step’’ today toward restoring bus service that was eliminated 15 years ago along 31st Street on the Southwest Side due to dwindling ridership. But members of multiple Chicago communities where the population...
  • Hinsdale's Oak Street bridge closed to pedestrian traffic

    Hinsdale's Oak Street bridge closed to pedestrian traffic
    The pedestrian portion of a narrow 127-year-old steel-and-timber bridge in Hinsdale has been closed because of a structural crack. “We may be being a bit overcautious, but a portion of the bridge sagged,” said Hinsdale village engineer Dan...
  • Man struck, killed by freight train in Riverside

    Man struck, killed by freight train in Riverside
    A 37-year-old former Riverside resident with health problems apparently committed suicide by stepping in front of a freight train in the western suburb, police said today. About 7:42 p.m. Friday the man, using a medical walker, got onto Burlington...
  • Cheapest Commute: Nissan Leaf, Chevy Volt, Toyota Prius, Ford Focus or a Train?

     
    Have you ever wondered how much it costs to commute in a plug-in car versus a hybrid or a gas-only model? After we published our exclusive comparison test among three different plug-in electric vehicles, many people asked us to test......
  • Metrolink engineers probably caused 2008 Rialto train crash, NTSB says

     
    Metrolink engineers were probably to blame for a 2008 accident in Rialto in which a commuter train scraped a freight carrier, federal investigators said Thursday. An engineer and assistant engineer failed to stop the train on time and ran a......