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  • U.S., Metra investigate cause of derailment

    U.S., Metra investigate cause of derailment
    Federal railroad officials and Metra are investigating the cause of Monday's derailment just before rush hour that caused the cancellation of 16 trains and delayed thousands of commuter rail passengers. Crews worked Tuesday to repair tracks, but Metra...
  • Minor delays on Metra Tuesday morning after locomotive derailment

    Minor delays on Metra Tuesday morning after locomotive derailment
    Some minor delays were reported Tuesday morning, a day after a locomotive derailed on the Northwest Side and bottled up trains on three Metra lines. The locomotive was removed and the tracks cleared near 1800 North Lawndale Avenue around 3:30 a.m.,...
  • Riders 'hate it': Metra's least-reliable train on its worst-performing line

    Riders 'hate it': Metra's least-reliable train on its worst-performing line
    Penny Marchiel, of Aurora, doesn't need evidence beyond her own experience to believe that her train ride home has been Metra's worst of the worst. "Absolutely. I hate it," Marchiel said of the BNSF Railway Line Train 1279 to Aurora. "But I have no...
  • Metra engine derails, causing delays

    Metra engine derails, causing delays
    A Metra locomotive derailed on the Northwest Side and was expected to clog train traffic north and northwest from Chicago during the evening commute, officials said. No injuries were reported in the derailment, which involved a single locomotive,...
  • BNSF morning commute fouled up after train breaks down in Naperville

    BNSF morning commute fouled up after train breaks down in Naperville
    Many Metra trains on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Line were either canceled or delayed Monday morning after mechanical problems with an early train at the Naperville station fouled up traffic on the busy west suburban commuter line. Train No. 1212,...
  • Commuting downtown in winter is physically, financially exhausting

    Commuting downtown in winter is physically, financially exhausting
    You see the dangdest things as an occasional rider of the commuter rails. For example, the archaeological dig going on in the parking lot of a Lake County Metra station during this extended cold-weather season. To explain: A man had parked his vehicle...
  • Mexican restaurant coming to Hinsdale train station

    Mexican restaurant coming to Hinsdale train station
    A new Mexican restaurant is coming to Hinsdale in the downtown Metra station. The Hinsdale Village Board gave tentative approval March 3 for the owners of Casa Margarita to open their fifth restaurant in the Hinsdale station, at 25 Hinsdale Ave. The...
  • Man killed by Metra train on the Far South Side

    Man killed by Metra train on the Far South Side
    A man died Monday afternoon after being struck by a Metra Electric Line train on the Far South Side, officials said. The accident happened at 95th Street and the Metra Electric Line tracks in the Rosemoor neighborhood on the Far South Side, said Metra...
  • Man hit by train in Elmwood Park

    Man hit by train in Elmwood Park
    A man was hit by a passing Metra train as he tried to cross the railroad tracks Wednesday night in Elmwood Park, authorities say. The man, who from Indianapolis and in his early 50s, was walking north on Harlem Avenue when he tried to cross the tracks...
  • Scores demand that Elgin-Huntley-Rockford Amtrak plan be put back on the rails

    The planned train even has a name — the Black Hawk. But will the long-debated Amtrak service from Chicago through Elgin, Huntley and Belvidere into Rockford and eventually Dubuque ever become reality? When new Gov. Bruce Rauner presented his cost-...
  • 19-year-old woman killed after Metra train strikes vehicle in Woodstock

    19-year-old woman killed after Metra train strikes vehicle in Woodstock
    A 19-year-old woman was identified Thursday as the person who was killed after an inbound Union Pacific Northwest Line train struck a vehicle in Woodstock on Wednesday evening. Amanda L. Williams, of Woodstock, died after her vehicle was struck at a...