| May 12, 2014
| 4:07 PM
Metra's new chief of police says he will bring over 14 years of command experience at the Illinois State Police to the task of reforming an embattled department criticized for poor performance.
The appointment of Joseph Perez was announced Monday,...
| May 1, 2014
| 5:35 PM
After three days of pageants and parades on Alameda Street with half a million spectators, Union Station opened on May 7, 1939. It was a Sunday.
A man jumped from a Pullman car window to claim bragging rights as the first passenger to arrive by train....
| Apr 7, 2014
| 3:29 PM
A Metra train struck and killed a pedestrian near the Union Pacific-North Line's Zion station this afternoon, authorities said.
UP-North Line Train No. 325 hit a male pedestrian near 27th Street in Zion, just south of the Zion station, about 2 p.m.,...
| May 21, 2014
| 5:11 AM
Metra has apologized to customers for two locomotive breakdowns that caused hundreds of passengers on the UP Northwest line to be stuck on board trains for up to three hours.
The disruption Monday night stemmed from two separate mechanical issues, one...
| May 23, 2014
| 11:05 PM
A state appellate court panel on Friday zeroed in on technical and procedural issues that could signal trouble for Central Valley groups fighting California's proposed bullet train project.
During an hour of oral arguments in Sacramento, the three-...
| May 28, 2014
| 5:58 PM
A 34-year-old woman was struck and killed by an inbound Union Pacific Northwest train near Arlington Park this morning, officials said..
The accident happened around 7:30 a.m. at Rohlwing Road near the Arlington Park station, said Metra spokesman Tom...
| May 24, 2014
| 2:00 PM
City engineers, public works officials and developers stood on a hilltop just north of downtown on a recent weekday and gazed at a low-lying railroad yard dotted with weeds on the far side of the Los Angeles River channel.
To the uninitiated, it was a...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 5:25 PM
Visibility was 10 miles and the morning sun had pushed the temperature close to 90 as Danny Joe Hall guided his mile-long Union Pacific freight train east through the grasslands of the Oklahoma Panhandle.
Near the farming town of Goodwell, federal...
| Mar 23, 2014
| 10:27 AM
Residents in the Northern California town of Marysville were in mourning after two teenagers were struck by a Union Pacific train Friday night.
According to authorities, 16-year-old Mateus Moore was pronounced dead on the scene. A 16-year-old girl,...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 9:05 AM
Hundreds of residents gathered Sunday to mourn a Northern California teen who they hailed as a hero for sacrificing himself by shoving his girlfriend out of the direct path of an oncoming Union Pacific train.
Mateus Moore, 16, was pronounced dead at the...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 8:00 AM
When the Union Pacific Railroad's Big Boy locomotive starts its journey from Southern California on Monday, wheels that have been stilled for more than half a century will begin to turn -- and hopefully carry one of the biggest steam engines ever built...