| Feb 28, 2011
| 8:46 AM
After a full day of clearing away the wreckage and off loading 60 thousand gallons of Sodium hydroxide, trains are once again rolling on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad in University Place.
The northbound tracks reopened about 8pm Sunday night,...
| Dec 10, 2010
| 2:05 PM
Get ready for heavy rains and possible flooding this weekend. Flood watches and warnings are in effect for parts of Western Washington.
Crews are bracing for the heavy rainfall and they're keeping an eye on possible flooded rivers and street flooding...
| Aug 19, 2011
| 4:06 PM
A woman in her mid-50s was killed by a passing locomotive Thursday morning, Seattle police said. She was struck by southbound Burlington freight train.
A small device was found near the woman, but police do not believe it belonged to her and have...
| Sep 13, 2011
| 6:48 AM
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...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 8:14 PM
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...
| Sep 22, 2011
| 4:06 AM
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...
| May 25, 2011
| 8:21 PM
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...
| Oct 18, 2011
| 8:18 AM
COLTON, Calif. (KTLA) -- At least two schools have canceled classes Tuesday due to a train collision in Colton which also forced the closure of the 10 Freeway for about two hours.
The collision between a Union Pacific freight train and a Burlington...
| Oct 19, 2011
| 4:29 PM
LONG BEACH, Calif. (KTLA) -- An environmental group is suing two major railroad companies in Southern California, accusing them of producing harmful levels of pollution.
The Natural Resources Defense Council is heading up a lawsuit against Union...
| Oct 30, 2011
| 1:16 AM
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...
| Jul 1, 2011
| 3:30 PM
After weeks of nervous waiting, water is moving from the banks of the Missouri River to the streets of Parkville, and it's creeping closer to businesses.
"Just a couple days ago, there wasn't any water where we are right now. so it's something we need to...