| Jul 22, 2014
| 6:10 PM
Hoping to avoid the dangers of walking along busy Chestnut Street, two young men working at an Emmaus landscaping business probably thought they were taking the "safer" shortcut from their job site to the bus that would take them home to Allentown,...
| May 22, 2014
| 12:54 PM
Dramatic video released Thursday shows just how narrowly Kristen L. Taylor escaped a train crash that demolished her new sports coupe earlier this week.
Taylor's Infiniti stalled on a railroad crossing in Maitland just before the traffic arms came...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 8:04 PM
A pedestrian was struck by a freight train in Lake Forest this evening, authorities said.
The pedestrian was hit about 7:50 p.m. near Metra's Lake Forest Station, said Michael Gillis, a spokesman for Metra.
The incident snarled traffic on the commuter...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 9:34 AM
Three people were killed late Sunday in Massachusetts after a high-speed Amtrak train heading from Washington, D.C., to Boston slammed into a truck on the track, officials said.
Passengers were taken off the train following the crash and fire...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 3:12 PM
A pedestrian was struck by a Metra train and critically injured on the South Side this afternoon.
The pedestrian was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn after being struck about 4:10 p.m. near the intersection of West 90th Street and...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 12:28 PM
| Jun 27, 2014
| 3:31 PM
Connecticut Light & Power Co. has ended its contract with a tree-trimming company involved in a train crash Monday and a fatal accident earlier in the month when a worker was killed by a falling branch.
"We have canceled our contract with Trees Inc....
| Jun 3, 2014
| 10:45 PM
Two people were killed Tuesday night when their vehicle was struck by an Amtrak train in Oxnard, disrupting transit service in Ventura County.
The accident was reported shortly before 7:30 p.m. near 5th Street and Rice Avenue, the Oxnard Police...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 8:14 PM
| Jun 23, 2014
| 10:32 AM
An already difficult morning commute on Metra's Burlington Northern Santa Fe line got worse when a train and a vehicle collided near west suburban Hinsdale, slowing down trains on a line that had been closed earlier because of a freight train accident....
| Jun 5, 2014
| 10:07 AM
A Metrolink train bound for Laguna Niguel caught fire in Tustin Wednesday morning, but no passengers were injured.
The incident occurred around 9 a.m. when the engine of Metrolink train 811 caught fire after it had departed from the Tustin train...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 6:44 PM
The nation’s top railroad official has ordered an investigation of Metra after three incidents over a 10-day span — two in which engineers allegedly were speeding and a third involving a train that reportedly blew through a red stop signal....