| Sep 16, 2014
| 7:39 PM
Tinley Park officials are asking Metra to establish commuter express service to Chicago's financial district during morning and afternoon rush hours.
Such a move would be consistent with service provided on other suburban rail lines and would help...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 4:15 PM
For many of the 120,000 rail passengers who pass through each day, Union Station is either a mystifying maze of ramps and escalators, or a perplexing funnel that forces them to navigate perilously narrow platforms.
Commuting challenges include dodging...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| May 8, 2013
| 3:24 PM
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...
| 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...
| 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...