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  • Cops: Sex offender failed to register, played with woman's hair on Metra

    Cops: Sex offender failed to register, played with woman's hair on Metra
    A convicted sex offender who had failed to register was charged with touching a woman’s neck and hair while they rode a Metra train earlier this week, officials said Saturday. Michael G. Russo, 55, who prosecutors said was homeless, was ordered...
  • Commuters, transit experts offer 6 ways to improve Union Station

     Commuters, transit experts offer 6 ways to improve Union Station
    A multibillion-dollar rehabilitation of Chicago's iconic Union Station is on the drawing board, including plans to improve access by reconfiguring train concourses and eliminating a confusing layout for ramps and escalators. But as planners ponder a...
  • Winnetka loses ticket agent at Hubbard Woods Metra station

    Winnetka loses ticket agent at Hubbard Woods Metra station
    Some Winnetka officials say they're frustrated the town has lost its last ticket agent at the Hubbard Woods Metra station. The decision was made because the Hubbard Woods station had the lowest volume of ticket sales at Metra's 75 staffed depots, with...
  • Why Metra needs a fare hike

     Why Metra needs a fare hike
    Metra recently announced a long-range plan to upgrade our locomotives and cars and pay for the Positive Train Control safety system, a plan that relies in part on issuing $400 million in bonds that will be covered by higher fares over the next decade....
  • Metra's 10-year plan brings its commuter railroad into the 21st century

    The Tribune has taken issue with the reformed Metra management by criticizing its proposal for 10 years of periodic fare increases to fund both operations and capital improvements (Editorial, Oct. 24). This is perplexing to me. As a former RTA overseer of...
  • Metra reports delays on Union Pacific North Line

    Metra reports delays on Union Pacific North Line
    Metra officials reported delays Friday morning on the Union Pacific North Line because of mechanical problems with a train. A mechanical issue with a locomotive on train No. 314 touched off the delays,  a Metra spokesman said. That train was stopped...
  • Cars parked in Geneva lot targeted by catalytic converter thieves

    Cars parked in Geneva lot targeted by catalytic converter thieves
    Six catalytic converters from vehicles parked in two commuter lots near Geneva's downtown Metra station have been stolen in the past week, Geneva police said. The thefts have primarily occurred during the day, between 6:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., police...
  • Fire at 47th Street Station delays Metra Electric trains

    Fire at 47th Street Station delays Metra Electric trains
    A fire at Metra Electric's 47th Street Hyde Park-Kenwood Station late Tuesday morning delayed several trains and may cause the cancellation of some trains in the afternoon, officials said. There were no reports of injuries in the fire, which broke out...
  • Metra holds final round of hearings today on 11 percent fare hike

    Metra holds final round of hearings today on 11 percent fare hike
    Metra will hold a final round of hearings Thursday on a proposal to raise fares by nearly 11 percent next year, part of a capital plan that could see fares increase by 68 percent over the next decade to modernize the agency's aging fleet. The increases...
  • Delays reported on Metra West Line after train hits semi

    Delays reported on Metra West Line after train hits semi
    A Union Pacific West Line Metra train struck a semitruck Thursday afternoon in the West Garfield Park neighborhood, causing temporary delays, officials said. While no injuries were reported, Chicago Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene...
  • New Touhy viaduct set for Park Ridge to fix falling debris

     New Touhy viaduct set for Park Ridge to fix falling debris
    Long-awaited repairs to the 73-year-old Touhy Avenue railroad viaduct will begin soon and should be complete by year's end, Park Ridge officials said at Wednesday's city council meeting. The Illinois Department of Transportation finally approved plans to...