| 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 20, 2014
| 1:24 PM
News briefs from around Lake Forest and Libertyville.
City Manager Bob Kiely has been appointed to the Illinois Municipal League's Legislative Committee, which lobbies for municipalities and for keeping decision-making...
| 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...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 8:44 PM
Southern California's Metrolink commuter rail agency plans to replace a key subcontractor Friday in an attempt to keep on schedule a $211-million, state-of-the-art collision avoidance system.
The passenger railroad's board of directors is expected to...
| 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.
| 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....
| 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...