| Feb 2, 2015
| 8:15 AM
Commuters shuffled through the Ogilvie Transportation Center on Monday morning, bundled against the snow and cold and many of them running late because of delays and cancellations on Metra lines.
Lynette Russell arrived at Ogilvie after traveling from...
| Feb 1, 2015
| 8:28 PM
A person was struck by a Metra train in suburban Arlington Heights on Sunday night, officials said.
The pedestrian was struck about 9:45 p.m. near the Arlington Heights station on the Union Pacific Northwest Line, said Metra spokesman Michael Gillis....
| Jan 16, 2015
| 5:56 PM
To flip or not to flip? That's the question.
The answer, according to a survey of Metra customers, is that most riders are OK with the installation of new, more modern coach seats, even though they would face in only one direction and not be flippable...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 12:34 PM
When Marlene Tillis bought her February Metra pass recently, she was surprised to find out how much the cost had jumped: an increase of $14.50 to $92.75 for a month's worth of rides.
That amounts to an 18.5 percent increase — more than the average...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 11:11 AM
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-...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 4:59 AM
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...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 5:00 AM
Amtrak will spend $12 million this year for renovation work at Chicago's Union Station, including a redesign of the facility's often-crowded concourse areas, officials will announce Thursday.
The station also will undergo safety improvements, better...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 1:21 PM
Evanston police are beefing up patrols along the CTA Purple Line and Metra stops in the wake of a robbery near the Main Purple Line stop and in anticipation of an Evanston newsstand selling Charlie Hebdo newspapers.
Evanston police commander Joseph...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 3:20 PM
Metra riders may experience some sticker shock this week as they purchase monthly passes for February, the first month reflecting the commuter rail service's rate increases.
"The biggest problem is if it can't be on time, how can they increase fares?"...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 5:26 AM
Guadalupe Deluna can't stop seeing the image of a little boy lying in the street calling out for help after he was struck by a commuter train near the Burr Oak Station in Blue Island.
Guadalupe, 14, said she was waiting for the bus Tuesday morning...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 5:01 AM
Alex Zepeda was running late for school and couldn't wait any longer for his mother to take him.
Worried about a project that was due, the 11-year-old dashed out the door hoping to catch up with the school bus that had just passed his home in Blue Island...