| Jun 12, 2014
| 3:30 AM
Members of the locomotive engineers union at Metra have approved a new contract that gives them a cumulative wage increase totaling 21.2 percent over seven years, union officials said Wednesday.
The agreement, which runs through 2019, provides for...
| 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....
| Jul 2, 2014
As Metra searches for a way to offer wireless Internet access for its increasingly tech-savvy riders, a new study concludes the amenity could help soothe customers irritated by late trains and boost ridership.
Laptops, tablets and other devices that...
| 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...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 2:13 PM
A man in his late 40s was found with a serious head injury near Metra's Union Pacific North Line tracks in Glencoe this morning.
David DiPaolo, 49, of Winnetka, was spotted by a Metra worker just after 6 a.m. and was taken to Evanston Hospital,...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 1:29 PM
Construction on BNSF tracks will delay some midday and evening Metra trains between Chicago and Aurora starting April 14, Metra and BNSF announced.
Most of the work to replace railroad ties and resurface tracks will be done at night and during non-...
| May 13, 2014
| 8:47 PM
A 66-year-old man was fatally struck by a Metra train as he apparently tried to cross the train tracks in west suburban La Grange on Tuesday evening, authorities said.
The man was struck about 7:25 p.m. by an express train headed outbound from Chicago on...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 2:56 PM
Metra officials this late this afternoon that service was back to normal after a rail repairs at Union Station caused slight delays for commuters using the Burlington Northern Santa Fe, Heritage Corridor and SouthWest Service lines.
| Apr 16, 2014
| 5:03 AM
Hand-written index cards reflecting patronage hiring at Metra dating back 30 years contain recommendations from dozens of politicians—a virtual who’s who of clout ranging from Chicago aldermen to state legislators and even a well-respected...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 4:19 PM
DuPage County Board chairman Dan Cronin told a business lunch crowd in Chicago on Tuesday that the CTA’s labor and employee pension costs are creating a huge drag on the entire region’s public transit system, although he offered no specific...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 12:33 PM
Cubs fans will have one fewer option for getting to the ballpark this summer.
The CTA is no longer running a weekend and night shuttle from a North Side parking lot to Wrigley Field this year.
The Cubs decided not to subsidize the No. 154-Wrigley...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 4:35 PM
A coalition of transportation advocates supported by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle has recommended raising new tax money in Cook County to help pay for billions of dollars of mass transit improvements.