| Jan 14, 2015
| 9:14 PM
A prison bus skidded off an icy Texas highway, slid down an embankment and collided with a passing freight train Wednesday, killing eight inmates and two corrections officers, including the bus driver, authorities said.
The overpass on Interstate 20...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 5:18 PM
At least 10 people were killed and five were injured Wednesday when a prison bus skidded off an icy overpass in West Texas and collided with a passing train, officials said.
Ector County Sheriff Mark Donaldson said the bus careened off an Interstate...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 4:00 AM
The 351-mile rail corridor that runs along the coast between San Diego, Los Angeles and San Luis Obispo is the second-busiest intercity route in the nation.
Its annual passenger load of 7.4 million is surpassed only by that of the northeast corridor...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 6:00 AM
Lake Forest’s downtown train station will be getting the second phase of its facelift this year and it will not cost a dime of municipal funds.
With a new roof and hip dormers in place, the city will complete refurbishing of the exterior envelope...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 7:05 PM
It’s been a decade since an SUV left on the tracks at Chevy Chase Drive caused one of Metrolink’s deadliest crashes, one that claimed 11 lives and shook the Glendale community.
Metrolink has spent hundreds of millions upgrading its cars...
| Jan 13, 2015
In 1914, Southern Pacific began construction of Central Station - located at Fifth Street and Central Avenue....
| Aug 24, 2014
| 8:36 PM
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — The Jackie Robinson West team was getting ready to go live on ESPN after Sunday's loss to South Korea in the Little League World Series championship game when manager Darold Butler's phone rang.
It was President Obama's...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 2:21 PM
The following items were taken from Wheaton police reports:
A 19-year-old man of the 700 block of Church Street in West Chicago was arrested at Polo and Roosevelt on Sept. 18 on a charge of driving on a suspended license, police reported. He posted bail...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 8:20 AM
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...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 2:09 PM
Park Ridge's downtown Metra station house will stay open even if they city does not renew its lease with the Union Pacific Railroad, railroad officials say.
"It's a 'possibility' they would close the depot if we don't sign," City Manager Shawn...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 5:06 AM
With the owners of Wilmette's Rock House cafe stepping up as the new concession vendor for the village's Metra train station, officials say the popular local venue's offerings might jazz up the daily morning commute.
"I think the Rock House at the Metra...