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  • Switching failure delays Metra trains 30-90 minutes

    Switching failure delays Metra trains 30-90 minutes
    A "massive switching failure" is delaying several Metra lines 30-90 minutes, including three originating out of Union Station and one out of Ogilvie Station, a Metra spokeswoman said. A series of switches near Western Avenue on a rail line that includes...
  • Last delivery of new rail cars enhances safety of Metrolink fleet

    Last delivery of new rail cars enhances safety of Metrolink fleet
    Spurred by two deadly crashes since 2005, Metrolink has now replaced almost all its fleet of aging rail cars with a state-of-the-art model designed to better protect passengers and crews during crashes. Officials for the commuter railroad announced...
  • Union Pacific West trains delayed by freight traffic

    Union Pacific West trains delayed by freight traffic
    A mechanical problem in a train yard blocked traffic on Metra's Union Pacific West line near Elmhurst this morning, according to the agency. Three lines were blocked by a train or trains, stopping service. It's the second mechanical delay in three...
  • A moment to talk arts parking

    A moment to talk arts parking
    There are many reasons to complain about the notorious parking deal made between the City of Chicago and Chicago Parking Meters LLC, some four years ago under Mayor Richard M. Daley. The rates are outrageously high; the profits for the private-sector...
  • 5 freight cars derail in Bellwood lead to Metra disruptions

    5 freight cars derail in Bellwood lead to Metra disruptions
    Five freight cars from a Union Pacific train derailed this morning as it was pulling out of a yard in West Suburban Bellwood causing some diesel fuel to leak, police said. The incident happened at about 11 a.m. at the yard near Eastern and Erie, said...
  • Delays on UP Northwest line after train derails in Harvard yard

    Delays on UP Northwest line after train derails in Harvard yard
    Delays of an hour were being reported on Metra's Union Pacific Northwest line this morning after a train derailed in the Harvard yard, officials said. No injuries were reported. Train 610 from Harvard, which should have departed about 5:45 a.m.,...
  • Signal problems delay Metra Union Pacific lines

    Signal problems delay Metra Union Pacific lines
    Trains on Metra's Union Pacific lines ware being delayed by as much as an hour late this afternoon because of computer signal problems. Commuters on all three Union Pacific lines--West, North and Northwest--should expect delays of at least a half-hour...
  • New signage hopes to make transit connections easier

    New signage hopes to make transit connections easier
    New blue signs and expanded “wayfinding maps’’ are popping up around Chicago and in two transit-rich suburbs, pointing commuters and would-be riders to CTA and Metra rail stations and CTA and Pace bus stops.   Some of the new information...
  • Chicago floods: Evacuations, sandbagging as river levels rise

    Chicago floods: Evacuations, sandbagging as river levels rise
    After wreaking havoc on the morning commute, closing schools and prompting scattered evacuations, the massive storm that dumped upwards of a half-foot of rain on parts of the Chicago area overnight is expected to continue throughout the day, with flooding...
  • Metra trains delayed on Union Pacific Northwest line

    Metra trains delayed on Union Pacific Northwest line
    Metra is reporting delays this morning on the Union Pacific Northwest Line because of manpower problems. Train 602 was delayed about 16 minutes and Train 606, scheduled to arrive in Chicago at 7:02, was running about 40 minutes late, according to Metra'...
  • Signal problems delay trains on 4 Metra lines

    Signal problems delay trains on 4 Metra lines
    Delays were reported on four Metra lines this morning because of computer problems at a control center in Nebraska that affected signals. Trains on the Union Pacific Northwest, West and North lines and the Milwaukee District North Line were affected,...
  • Slow zones continue to plague CTA Purple Line

    Slow zones continue to plague CTA Purple Line
    Perhaps it's time to take the "express" out of "Purple Line Express." The Purple Line, which runs express between the Howard and Belmont stops during rush hour, has nearly double the amount of slow zones compared to the same time last year, according to...