| Sep 13, 2013
On Sept. 12, 2008, hundreds of Los Angeles-area commuters had begun their trips home from work, reflecting on their days and making plans for the evening ahead as they relaxed aboard Metrolink 111. At 4:22 p.m., however, those plans — and their...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 4:06 PM
Metra Union Pacific-Northwest Line trains were delayed this evening after an outbound train hit a car in Des Plaines, according to the agency.
Train No. 633, scheduled to arrive in Barrington at 5:54 p.m., hit the car near the line's Des Plaines station...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 5:55 PM
A snowplow that became stuck on railroad tracks in Wheaton stopped trains on Metra's Union Pacific-West Line for a little less than a hour, according to the agency.
The plow is believed to have turned over onto the tracks near College Avenue about 7 p....
| Jul 29, 2013
| 1:23 PM
It has been called the last of the giant freight locomotives, a lumbering behemoth known as the “Big Boy 4014.” For half a century it has been on display at the Los Angeles County Fairgrounds in Pomona, drawing railroad buffs from around...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 6:00 AM
This summer marks a moment of truth for the Los Angeles River.
On Tuesday, the leaders of the nonprofit L.A. River Revitalization Corp. used a riverside press conference at North Atwater Park to trumpet its plan to complete a continuous bike path and...
| Nov 13, 2012
| 8:14 AM
A Pacific Union freight train clipped a big-rig truck in Montebello on Tuesday morning, sending it careening into an auto body shop and causing delays for commuters using the Riverside train line....
| Sep 12, 2013
| 6:59 PM
In a solemn ceremony, a memorial honoring the victims of the 2008 Metrolink crash in Chatsworth was unveiled Thursday at the Moorpark railroad station.Photos
Victims and the relatives of those who were killed or injured gathered on the fifth anniversary...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 12:10 PM
"Big Brother" tackled the controversy surrounding some of its contestants head-on on Sunday's episode, airing the controversial racist comments that had previously aired only on the show's online live stream.
A segment of the episode focused on...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 10:18 AM
The Times' architecture critic, Christopher Hawthorne, wrote Wednesday that the Los Angeles River is "the last great source of new green space in Los Angeles, a city notoriously short on parks."
Efforts are underway to transform the river -- some...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 7:34 PM
About 25 people protested outside a railyard on Chicago’s Near West Side as part of a labor action under way at a small Bedford Park-based locomotive service company.
Workers at Mobile Rail Solutions walked off the job Wednesday after three...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 5:00 AM
I always find it amusing how people that buy into less desirable neighborhoods are quick to complain when the thing that made their home less wanted — and cheaper — gets even worse ("Study finds planned CSX transfer station could have negative...