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  • Vehicle hit by train in Des Plaines

    Vehicle hit by train in Des Plaines
    A vehicle was struck by a Metra train in Des Plaines this afternoon, authorities said. The train, which was headed for Des Plaines from downtown Chicago, hit a vehicle at River Road in Des Plaines about 4 p.m., as it was arriving at its destination,...
  • Shermer Road south of Willow Road may reopen by May

    Shermer Road south of Willow Road may reopen by May
    The roadway under the Union Pacific Railroad bridge on Shermer Road near the Glenview-Northbrook border could reopen as early as May, according to officials. The strip of the road, which was crushed by a collapsed bridge after the July 4, 2012,...
  • Metrolink to roll out collision avoidance system

    Metrolink to roll out collision avoidance system
    The Metrolink passenger railroad Thursday will become the first commuter service in the nation to roll out a sophisticated collision avoidance system designed to overcome human error. Had so-called positive train control been in place five years ago,...
  • Flood watch as late winter storm hits

    Flood watch as late winter storm hits
    Heavy rain and heavy wet snow are falling across the city and suburbs and a flood watch remains in effect for much of the Chicago area, according to the National Weather Service. The heaviest of the downfall should ease up by about 8 a.m. with scattered...
  • Sen. Feinstein to herald new safety system for Metrolink trains

    Sen. Feinstein to herald new safety system for Metrolink trains
    U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) will be on hand Thursday for the debut of a sophisticated rail safety system for Metrolink, a technology she pushed for following the deadly Chatsworth crash in 2008. Feinstein, a sponsor of the Railway Safety ...
  • Metrolink launches new train control safety system

    Metrolink launches new train control safety system
    In a ceremony that remembered victims of the deadly Chatsworth crash in 2008, the Metrolink passenger railroad Thursday launched a state-of-the-art safety system along sections of its 512-mile network in Southern California. The rollout of "positive...
  • Don't give up on the bullet train, California

    Who doesn't love a train? Who cannot fail to be seduced by the most appealing vehicle in human history — the rail-induced sensuality of "Brief Encounter," the desperate heroism of engineer Casey Jones, the creative muscle of the Big Four railroad...
  • New contractor hired for Metrolink crash-avoidance safety system

    New contractor hired for Metrolink crash-avoidance safety system
    Officials of the Metrolink commuter railroad on Friday hired a new company to provide a key component for the line’s $211-million state-of-the-art collision avoidance system. The railroad’s board of directors unanimously awarded a $6.8-...
  • Pomona says bye-bye to Big Boy

    Pomona says bye-bye to Big Boy
    A massive steam locomotive known as Big Boy will roll out of Pomona’s Fairplex on Sunday morning on its way to restoration at Union Pacific’s rail yard in Cheyenne, Wyo., and its eventual return to rail tracks across America. Union Pacific...
  • Delays but no major headaches for Metra and its riders so far

    Delays but no major headaches for Metra and its riders so far
    Metra trains were experiencing scattered delays during the evening commute Monday as the agency continued to warn commuters they may have longer waits because of the extreme cold. But Metra said it still hoped there will be no cancellations or other...
  • Union Pacific apologizes for closing Evanston station during cold snap

    Union Pacific apologizes for closing Evanston station during cold snap
    The Union Pacific Railroad has apologized for a closed station at Davis Street in Evanston on the Union Pacific North line last Thursday afternoon that kept customers outside in the cold. Union Pacific has notified communities along its lines that it...