| Feb 3, 2013
| 12:57 PM
Five freight cars from a Union Pacific train derailed this morning as it was pulling out of a yard in West Suburban Bellwood causing some diesel fuel to leak, police said.
The incident happened at about 11 a.m. at the yard near Eastern and Erie, said...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 5:15 PM
Several mechanical problems on Metratrains during rush hour caused cancellations and delays up to an hour on at least three different lines, Metra said.
Shortly after 5 p.m. a train on the Milwaukee District North Line stopped right outside Union...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 5:55 PM
A snowplow that became stuck on railroad tracks in Wheaton stopped trains on Metra's Union Pacific-West Line for a little less than a hour, according to the agency.
The plow is believed to have turned over onto the tracks near College Avenue about 7 p....
| Dec 27, 2013
Silver once was the lure that brought people to this tiny town nestled in Wasatch Range some 40 miles east of Salt Lake City. Now it's the Olympics-caliber skiing and the stars of the silver screen who descend every January, when the Sundance Film...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 5:18 PM
A Union Pacific freight train struck and killed someone Friday afternoon near the intersection of East 48th Place and Long Beach Avenue, parallel to the Metro Blue Line tracks in South Los Angeles.
Union Pacific spokesman Aaron Hunt said the person...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 6:25 PM
A man was killed Saturday by a Metro Gold Line train in South Pasadena after he did not move from the path of the oncoming train, officials said.
About 4:10 p.m., a Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority train operator saw a pedestrian...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 4:47 PM
Three Chicago-area men were arrested early Saturday and face felony burglary charges after they attempted to steal nearly $9,000 worth of sneakers.
Equipped with bolt cutters and a head-mounted flashlight, Frederick A. Young, 28, and 26-year-olds...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 3:25 PM
Metra is planning to run normal schedules on most of its lines this evening, but disruptions will remain on the Burlington Northern Sante Fe line, officials said.
"With the exception of BNSF, the rest of the 11 lines are prepared to run their normal...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 7:34 PM
A man died Thursday night after stepping in front of a Metra train in Pleasant Prairie, Wisc., just across the border from Illinois, officials said.
The man, believed to be in his late teens or early 20s, was struck by a southbound Union Pacific-North...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 5:53 AM
Three Metra trains were canceled because of mechanical problems this morning, but most of the agency's 11 lines were running close to normal.
“We’re doing better than previous days,” Metra spokesman Tom Miller said. “Considerably...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 9:34 AM
Metra experienced scattered delays on some lines this morning but they were nothing like the problems that plagued the commuter agency during the last arctic outbreak two weeks ago.
As the peak of the rush hour ended around 9 a.m., Metra had reported at...