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  • Delays a problem, but fewer late trains than 2014, Metra says

    Delays a problem, but fewer late trains than 2014, Metra says
    Metra's on-time performance so far this year has been subpar, with roughly 1 in every 10 trains late for its destination, but the agency says it learned from last winter's problems and has put those lessons into good use. The commuter rail agency's on-...
  • Could cheaper gas further fuel dip in mass transit ridership?

    Could cheaper gas further fuel dip in mass transit ridership?
    How can plummeting gas prices be a cause of concern for Chicago-area transit agencies and millions of riders? Start with fuel budgets for commuter trains and buses that were moving targets because they were being put together in the throes of a gas...
  • Mechanical problems delay trains on two Metra lines

    Mechanical problems delay trains on two Metra lines
    Mechanical problems were being blamed for delays on two Metra lines in the northwest suburbs Thursday morning. Train 2210 on the Milwaukee District West Line was halted at the National Street station in Elgin, according to a Metra alert. The train's...
  • Consolidate CTA, Metra, Pace or scrap RTA, report concludes

     Consolidate CTA, Metra, Pace or scrap RTA, report concludes
    The Regional Transportation Authority should either be strengthened into a superagency to coordinate all Chicago-area transit service or be eliminated entirely, leaving the CTA, Metra and Pace to fend for themselves, according to a new report from a...
  • Geneva parking deck project enters final, noisy month

    Geneva parking deck project enters final, noisy month
    Tribune reporter Geneva residents can expect a lot more noise downtown in January — including frequent train horns — as the Third Street Commuter Parking Deck enters its last month of construction. From Monday to Jan. 16, Walsh...
  • Union Station is much more than a place where people catch a train

    Serving both Metra and Amtrak riders, Chicago’s Union Station serves an eye-popping 15 million passengers every year — more than Midway International Airport does. So improving passengers’ comfort is a major — and urgent —...
  • Metra says it will work all night for smooth morning commute

    Metra says it will work all night for smooth morning commute
    Metra says it will have personnel on duty overnight Monday to help ensure that trains will run on time during the morning rush hour Tuesday, despite the expected snow and cold. "We're taking all precautions," Metra Deputy Executive Director Peter...
  • Freight train derails in Cicero, Metra trains not affected

    Freight train derails in Cicero, Metra trains not affected
    Nine cars of a freight train derailed in Cicero early Tuesday, seven of them toppling over and blocking traffic on 26th Street in the western suburb, authorities said. No injuries were reported in the derailment, which occurred on Burlington Northern...
  • Onlookers pull woman out of car before Metra train hits it

    Onlookers pull woman out of car before Metra train hits it
    Minutes before a Metra train struck a car in Western Springs on Monday afternoon, residents Ed Suarez and Monica DeNaut pulled an 80-year-old woman from it. Suarez said he watched as the woman turned onto the tracks in her Buick sedan. He could see...
  • Metra train hits car stalled on tracks in Galewood

    Metra train hits car stalled on tracks in Galewood
    A Metra train traveling through Galewood hit a car that was stalled on the tracks at Narragansett Avenue Tuesday evening. North Central Line Train No. 113, which was traveling to Antioch, hit the car just before 5:30 p.m. The tracks intersect...
  • $6.5 million Metra station proposal tops 2014 'Year in Review'

    $6.5 million Metra station proposal tops 2014 'Year in Review'
    As 2014 comes to an end, the Lake Forester looks back at the biggest stories we reported on this year. Proposal to make Metra station safer stalls without funding A city report specifying exactly how much money would be required to upgrade the West Lake...