| Apr 28, 2015
| 6:39 PM
A decades-old CTA safety system that can trigger a train's brakes in an emergency should be replaced by smart technology that detects potential danger much earlier, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday as part of its report into the...
| Apr 14, 2015
| 3:53 PM
The city of Aurora may hike fees to park at the Aurora Transportation Center.
The City Council's Finance Committee Tuesday endorsed the hike, which aldermen said is needed to pay for upcoming maintenance and improvements at the parking lots at the...
| May 3, 2015
| 7:24 AM
A man who was killed when he was struck by a Metra train in Crystal Lake early Saturday has been identified.
Timothy W. Puckett, 44, of Crystal Lake, was hit on railroad tracks behind the 200 block of Exchange Drive in Crystal Lake, according to the...
| Apr 29, 2015
| 4:00 PM
The Aurora City Council has approved a hike in parking fees at the Aurora Transportation Center.
The vote on the increase was unanimous, done as part of the consent agenda with a number of other items.
City officials have said the hike is needed to...
| Apr 28, 2015
| 3:24 PM
Union Pacific North Line Metra trains were beginning to move after a train fatally struck a pedestrian Tuesday afternoon in Wilmette, Metra officials said.
Outbound trains scheduled to leave the Ogilvie Transportation Center are beginning to move as...
| Apr 28, 2015
| 9:06 AM
A spokesman for the Northern Indiana Commuter Transit District said it's assessing its response to a freight train accident Monday night that left South Shore Railroad commuters stranded for hours at the Kensington Metra station in Chicago.
| Apr 27, 2015
| 3:48 PM
Despite the cold, damp weather April 25, attendance was brisk early at the Northbrook Earth and Arbor Day event in the Village Green in downtown Northbrook.
By 8:30 a.m., motorists queued in the Metra station parking lot on the west side of the tracks,...
| Apr 24, 2015
| 12:51 PM
On Friday, May 1, Metra will begin a months-long rehabilitation project of the platforms at the Milwaukee District North Line stop in Deerfield.
The $500,000 project, which is part of Metra's annual planned maintenance program to upgrade the...
| Apr 22, 2015
| 1:27 PM
A 37-year-old man was killed after being hit by a Metra train west of downtown Wheaton, officials said.
Wheaton Police responded to the Union Pacific train tracks north of Manchester Road and Birch Drive just before 7 p.m. April 21 with a report of...
| Mar 5, 2015
| 11:29 AM
You see the dangdest things as an occasional rider of the commuter rails. For example, the archaeological dig going on in the parking lot of a Lake County Metra station during this extended cold-weather season.
To explain: A man had parked his vehicle...
| Mar 4, 2015
| 8:42 AM
A new Mexican restaurant is coming to Hinsdale in the downtown Metra station.
The Hinsdale Village Board gave tentative approval March 3 for the owners of Casa Margarita to open their fifth restaurant in the Hinsdale station, at 25 Hinsdale Ave. The...