| Apr 18, 2013
| 11:12 AM
After wreaking havoc on the morning commute, closing schools and prompting scattered evacuations, the massive storm that dumped upwards of a half-foot of rain on parts of the Chicago area overnight is expected to continue throughout the day, with flooding...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 9:11 PM
It's been sitting around in Pomona for nearly 53 years, but now the beast they call Big Boy is making tracks for Wyoming.
Officially known as Union Pacific steam engine No. 4014, the locomotive has been parked at the RailGiants Train Museum in Pomona...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 4:12 PM
WASHINGTON – After New York’s deadly train derailment, Congress should hold firm to a 2015 deadline for railroads to install systems that will automatically slow down or stop trains if engineers exceed speed limits or are on a collision course...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 5:45 PM
The New York commuter train crash that killed four passengers over the weekend was "preventable," Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said Thursday, pushing for stronger rail safety standards as fallout over the tragedy continued to spread.
| Apr 24, 2013
| 5:08 AM
Metra is reporting delays this morning on the Union Pacific Northwest Line because of manpower problems.
Train 602 was delayed about 16 minutes and Train 606, scheduled to arrive in Chicago at 7:02, was running about 40 minutes late, according to Metra'...
| May 1, 2013
| 11:21 AM
New blue signs and expanded “wayfinding maps’’ are popping up around Chicago and in two transit-rich suburbs, pointing commuters and would-be riders to CTA and Metra rail stations and CTA and Pace bus stops.
Some of the new information...
| May 15, 2013
| 2:56 PM
Trains on Metra's Union Pacific lines ware being delayed by as much as an hour late this afternoon because of computer signal problems.
Commuters on all three Union Pacific lines--West, North and Northwest--should expect delays of at least a half-hour...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 4:50 PM
The new $1.3 billion runway that opened at O’Hare International Airport on Thursday immediately began to provide a payoff on the long-term investment, with airlines running mostly on-time operations despite overcast skies that normally would cause...
| May 29, 2013
| 3:17 PM
A man died this morning after being hit by a freight train in Geneva, police said.
At 8:45 a.m., Geneva police responded to the area near Randall and Keslinger roads to reports of a pedestrian struck by a train. The victim was found on the tracks in the...
| May 30, 2013
| 4:47 AM
A mechanical problem in a train yard blocked traffic on Metra's Union Pacific West line near Elmhurst this morning, according to the agency.
Three lines were blocked by a train or trains, stopping service.
It's the second mechanical delay in three...
| May 30, 2013
| 7:56 AM
There are many reasons to complain about the notorious parking deal made between the City of Chicago and Chicago Parking Meters LLC, some four years ago under Mayor Richard M. Daley.
The rates are outrageously high; the profits for the private-sector...