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  • 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...
  • Pedestrian struck by Metra train in Naperville

    Pedestrian struck by Metra train in Naperville
    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...
  • 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 finds 'alarming' pollution on some trains

    Metra finds 'alarming' pollution on some trains
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • A whoosh of fresh air at lively DuPage Children's Museum

    A whoosh of fresh air at lively DuPage Children's Museum
    Let's pretend for a moment that you're raising your kids the way people did in the olden days, before traveling taekwondo clubs and chess club championships and daylong birthday parties at paintball shooting ranges. In other words, let's pretend you'...