| Jun 16, 2015
| 7:10 AM
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...
| Jun 11, 2015
| 12:01 PM
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...
| Jun 17, 2015
| 1:19 PM
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...
| May 28, 2015
| 4:38 PM
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...
| May 23, 2015
| 1:54 PM
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...
| May 21, 2015
| 8:26 PM
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...
| May 21, 2015
| 2:30 PM
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...
| May 20, 2015
| 4:25 PM
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...
| May 20, 2015
| 1:10 PM
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...
| Jun 7, 2015
| 12:29 PM
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...
| May 19, 2015
| 1:37 PM
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...