| May 27, 2012
| 9:11 AM
Metra train service on the Union Pacific West lines was delayed this morning after an inbound train struck a pedestrian in Lombard, officials said.
Train No. 504, headed into Chicago from Elburn, struck a pedestrian near Grace and St. Charles Streets...
| May 30, 2012
| 5:14 AM
CTA trains were running on normal schedules on the Red, Brown and Purple lines this morning, a day after an extra-alarm fire at a furniture store along the tracks halted service for nearly three hours during the evening rush.
Heavy construction equipment...
| May 29, 2012
| 6:35 PM
Metra trains were delayed more than two hours on the Union Pacific North Line after a person was struck and killed by a train near the Ravenswood stop on the North Side this afternoon, officials said.
The person was hit and killed about 4:30 p.m. by...
| Jun 9, 2012
| 8:38 AM
A person was hit by a freight train and killed early this morning in west suburban Geneva, police said.
The male victim’s identity was not available immediately, but the Kane County Coroner’s office was sent to the scene, according to police....
| Jun 16, 2012
| 10:12 AM
LINCOLN HEIGHTS (KTLA) -- An engineer was hospitalized after the train he was driving derailed early Saturday morning.
The train crash was reported around 1:45 a.m. at a Union Pacific railroad yard in the 700 block of Lamar Street.
Three freight cars on...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 12:52 PM
What: An autumn harvest celebration featuring fine food, wine tasting, flower markets, food and decorating demonstrations, arts and crafts show, live music and more. When: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 7 and 8; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday,...
| Jun 24, 2012
| 7:20 PM
(GOODWELL, Okla.) - Officials are searching for three missing Union Pacific employees after two freight trains collided in the Oklahoma Panhandle.Union Pacific spokeswoman Raquel Espinoza said the trains crashed Sunday about 10:08 a.m. Sunday near...
| Jul 2, 2012
| 10:34 AM
Riders have been seeing more Amstel Light and Tanqueray on the CTA—though alcohol is not allowed on the system.
Since the CTA board began allowing alcohol ads on trains and in stations in March, more than 5,300 displays with alcohol messages have...
| Jul 4, 2012
| 6:17 PM
A freight train hauling coal derailed on Union Pacific tracks near Willow Road and Shermer Avenue this afternoon by the Northbrook-Glenview border.
Witnesses said the bridge overpass over Shermer Avenue collapsed in the accident.
Union Pacific Spokesman...
| Jul 5, 2012
| 7:25 PM
The work to clear the coal continues in the wake of Wednesday's Union Pacific train derailment in Glenview, where one vehicle was found buried in the rubble with two bodies inside.
A flatbed truck hauled the vehicle in its entirety to the Office of the...
| Jul 7, 2012
| 11:53 AM
Trains have resumed running on the Union Pacific railroad tracks over Shermer Road in north suburban Northbrook following Wednesday's train derailment. The tracks now run over a makeshift gravel embankment over Shermer Road, where the viaduct collapsed...
| 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...