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  • Metrolink's commitment to safety reforms comes under scrutiny

    Within weeks of a commuter rail disaster in Chatsworth last fall, Metrolink engineers twice did the same thing that is suspected to have led to the deadly head-on collision with a freight train: They ran through red signal lights warning them to stop,...
  • Traxx, a dining spot with a cosmopolitan outlook

    Traxx, a dining spot with a cosmopolitan outlook
    On a summer night, regulars at Traxx in Union Station know to ask for a table in the beautiful garden patio out back where tables are set under towering old jacarandas. With lanterns hanging from the trees in the broad grassy courtyard, and the landmark...
  • Luxury party train between SoCal and Vegas: En route in 2013?

    Luxury party train between SoCal and Vegas: En route in 2013?
    Travelers headed to Las Vegas for some weekend fun may soon be able to begin their debauchery five hours earlier, if a proposed passenger train line between Southern California and Sin City materializes as planned next year. Las Vegas Railway Express...
  • Common goes West

    Common goes West
    Rapper-turned-movie-actor Common wasn't looking for a TV role, but something about Elam Ferguson drew him to AMC's new Western "Hell on Wheels." "I hadn't seen any material written this great for a black character, especially of this time period, and I...
  • A spectacular salute to the Iron Horse

     A spectacular salute to the Iron Horse
    Chicago Railroad Fair was a months-long, over-the-top, "make no small plans," World's Fair-like lakefront exposition celebrating all things train. In hopes of drumming up interest in his infant railroad — a long-shot gamble — William Ogden on...
  • Union Pacific Employee Killed When Metrolink Train Slams Truck

    Union Pacific Employee Killed When Metrolink Train Slams Truck
    INDUSTRY-- The death of a Union Pacific rail worker, who killed when the pickup truck he was in was struck by a Metrolink train in the eastern San Gabriel Valley, was under investigation Sunday. The collision was reported at 9:27 a.m. Saturday near where...
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  • Illinois can vie for $2.4 billion in high-speed rail cash

    Illinois and other states with high-speed passenger rail programs will be allowed to compete for $2.4 billion in federal funds that Florida turned down when its governor killed a fast-trains project between Orlando and Tampa, the U.S. Department of...
  • Public meeting scheduled on UP North projects

    North Side residents will get a close look tonight at Metra's plans to rebuild 22 bridges along the UP North Line. The commuter rail line, the Union Pacific Railroad and Chicago officials will hold a public forum to review plans for streetscape, station...
  • Commission OKs Costco in Huntington Beach

    Huntington Beach is one step closer to getting its first Costco after it received the green light Tuesday night from the Planning Commission. The commission unanimously approved a 154,113-square-foot store to be built alongside a four-story building with...