| Jun 28, 2014
| 1:38 PM
Metra trains on the BNSF line were running normally again through Hinsdale about 3 p.m. Saturday afternoon after an accident involving a freight train fouled up commutes for some riders earlier in the day.
A freight train Saturday morning struck a...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 7:14 PM
A man was struck by a freight train and injured in southwest suburban Frankfort late this afternoon, officials said.
The man was taken to Franciscan St. James Health in Olympia Fields in critical condition after he was struck by a Canadian National...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 5:15 PM
The investigation into the CTA train wreck in March at the O’Hare station prompted a federal alert Thursday to all U.S. rail transit systems to conduct tests ensuring adequate stopping distance of trains in emergency-braking situations.
| May 19, 2014
| 1:52 PM
SunRail was running on time this evening, despite an accident earlier in the day in which a train heading into the Maitland station struck a car stalled on the tracks at the intersection of Packwood and Maitland avenues.
This is the first day the...
| 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...
| May 8, 2014
The SunRail commuter line hit a snag Wednesday when one of its trains hit a utility trailer near the Longwood station, causing delays for the new service.
No one was hurt in the crash, which happened about 5:30 p.m., but there was a delay of nearly two...
| May 19, 2014
| 3:42 PM
SunRail ran largely on time and with plenty of seats available Monday, despite one train demolishing a luxury car that was stalled on the tracks in Maitland.
No one was seriously hurt in the second accident in as many weeks for SunRail, although the 28-...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 11:55 AM
"Midnight Rider" star William Hurt has pulled out of the Gregg Allman biopic, which suspended production in February after a train accident killed a camera assistant.
"I can confirm he's out of the movie," said a spokeswoman for ICM Partners, the talent...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 3:29 PM
A Metra train struck and killed a pedestrian near the Union Pacific-North Line's Zion station this afternoon, authorities said.
UP-North Line Train No. 325 hit a male pedestrian near 27th Street in Zion, just south of the Zion station, about 2 p.m.,...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 10:22 AM
An unidentified man believed to be in his 20s was hit this morning by a northbound CN Freight train at the Lake Street crossing in Grayslake, authorities said.
According to Grayslake Police Chief Phillip Perlini, the man was walking south along the...
| May 19, 2014
| 6:29 PM
Two pedestrians were taken to the hospital after possibly being hit by a Metra train in Maywood this afternoon, officials said.
A person was taken to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood following the incident near 1st Avenue and Main Street...
| May 21, 2014
| 3:08 PM
The parents of Sarah Jones, the 27-year-old second camera assistant killed during filming of "Midnight Rider," have filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the Pasadena-based producers of the movie.
Jones was killed and six crew members were injured...