| Jun 27, 2013
| 5:47 PM
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...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 3:53 PM
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...
| May 30, 2013
| 4:47 AM
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...
| May 30, 2013
| 7:56 AM
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...
| Feb 3, 2013
| 12:57 PM
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...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 5:33 AM
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.,...
| May 15, 2013
| 2:56 PM
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...
| May 1, 2013
| 11:21 AM
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...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 11:12 AM
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...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 5:08 AM
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'...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 7:18 AM
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,...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 12:19 PM
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...