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  • The commuter shuffle: Shovel out, ditch car, wait for train

    The commuter shuffle: Shovel out, ditch car, wait for train
    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...
  • Person struck by train in Arlington Heights

    Person struck by train in Arlington Heights
    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....
  • Survey: Most Metra riders like new coach seats, despite being non-flippable

    Survey: Most Metra riders like new coach seats, despite being non-flippable
    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...
  • For Metra riders, fare increase depends on type of ticket, destination

    For Metra riders, fare increase depends on type of ticket, destination
    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...
  • 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-...
  • 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...
  • $12 million rehab ahead for Union Station

    $12 million rehab ahead for Union Station
    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...
  • Evanston police increase patrols ahead of Charlie Hebdo sales

    Evanston police increase patrols ahead of Charlie Hebdo sales
    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...
  • Metra riders sound off on rate hike

    Metra riders sound off on rate hike
    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?"...
  • Witnesses: Boy, 11, hit by Metra train cried out, 'Help. My leg hurts'

    Witnesses: Boy, 11, hit by Metra train cried out, 'Help. My leg hurts'
    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...
  • Father of boy, 11, hit by Metra train: 'I thank God that he let him live'

    Father of boy, 11, hit by Metra train: 'I thank God that he let him live'
    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...