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  • EPA to test air quality at Chicago's Union Station

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it will test diesel exhaust at Chicago's Union Station after previous investigations found high levels of soot in the station and on board trains. The Chicago Tribune reports (http://trib.in/1C9zoNN ) the...
  • Arlington Heights North Garage work to displace daily fee parking

     Arlington Heights North Garage work to displace daily fee parking
    Metra commuters who use daily fee parking spaces at the Arlington Heights North Garage will need to find other places to park beginning June 15. Maintenance work on the village's North Garage, at the northwest corner of Miner Street and Arlington Heights...
  • Pets allowed to join owners aboard some Metra trains

    Pets allowed to join owners aboard some Metra trains
    It's all aboard for pets on some Metra trains this summer. The commuter rail agency's board Wednesday agreed to allow small critters in cages to ride with their owners on a trial basis from July 4 to Oct. 4, but only on one line, the Rock Island, and...
  • Weekend express trains starting on Rock Island Line

    Weekend express trains starting on Rock Island Line
    Starting June 6, weekend trains on Metra's Rock Island Line will run on different schedules as part of a trial program to provide express service to the nine southernmost stations on the line. The Saturday-Sunday schedule will continue the regular stops...
  • Work on new parking, rental car facility begins at O'Hare

    Work on new parking, rental car facility begins at O'Hare
    Construction on a nine-story rental car and public parking structure is underway at O'Hare International Airport after Chicago Department of Aviation officials broke ground on the site Thursday. The $4.5 million structure aims to significantly improve...
  • Railroad repair closing major roads in Elmwood Park, River Grove

    Railroad repair closing major roads in Elmwood Park, River Grove
    Two major roads in Elmwood Park and River Grove are being blocked for repairs to railroad crossings. Work started May 20 at the intersection of the Milwaukee District/West Line train tracks and River Road in River Grove. The construction has shut down...
  • Calumet City teen charged in prom crash that killed student, Metra worker

    Calumet City teen charged in prom crash that killed student, Metra worker
    A Calumet City teen has been charged with DUI causing death and reckless homicide with a motor vehicle in a crash early Saturday that killed two people, one a high school student who was to graduate Wednesday, the other an original employee of Metra who...
  • 'Low spot' on track caused Metra train car to derail, officials say

    'Low spot' on track caused Metra train car to derail, officials say
    A "low spot" at a curved stretch of track caused the derailment of a Metra Electric District train early Wednesday, officials said. One set of wheels of the third car in a four-car train went off the tracks near 11th Street just south of downtown. All...
  • New Lenox hopes for railroad quiet zone by fall

    New Lenox hopes for railroad quiet zone by fall
    Residents along Metra's SouthWest Service Line through New Lenox and New Lenox Township can look forward to having a railroad quiet zone established by fall, according to village engineer Will Nash. Village trustees this week approved a $15,000 budget...
  • Comic art imitates life on the CTA

     Comic art imitates life on the CTA
    Riders on a CTA train are minding their own business when suddenly an emergency evacuation door connecting the rail cars bursts open and a man menacingly appears. "So," he says to three shocked passengers who are seated near the door, "now that I've...
  • Morton Grove woman, 61, struck, killed by Amtrak train

    Morton Grove woman, 61, struck, killed by Amtrak train
    A 61-year old woman was struck and killed by a train Monday night, May 18, in Morton Grove at Lehigh and Lincoln avenues, police said. A Metra spokesperson initially said it appeared to be an accident but the Cook County medical examiner's office...