| Oct 19, 2012
| 5:12 PM
ABOARD AMTRAK TEST TRAIN – The fierce, unresolved debate over whether the U.S. can afford to invest billions of dollars on high-speed passenger rail seemed to fall by the wayside, at least temporarily, in the heartland on Friday when an Amtrak train...
| Oct 20, 2012
| 3:01 PM
An outbound Metra Union Pacific Northwest Line train scheduled to end in Crystal Lake this afternoon was stopped after fatally striking a pedestrian, officials said.
Train No. 709, which was to arrive in Crystal Lake at 2:55 p.m., struck the pedestrian...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 5:15 PM
Several mechanical problems on Metratrains during rush hour caused cancellations and delays up to an hour on at least three different lines, Metra said.
Shortly after 5 p.m. a train on the Milwaukee District North Line stopped right outside Union...
| Sep 24, 2012
| 10:30 AM
Professional Transportation, Inc. (PTI), a crew transportation services provider, announced plans Monday to expand its headquarters here, creating up to 100 new jobs by 2015.
The Evansville-headquartered company, which recently acquired Coach America's...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 6:30 PM
Some of Sacramento’s historic sites got a facelift Friday.
250 volunteers with the organization “Tourism Cares” woke up early to renovate and repair parts of Old Sacramento, Sutter’s Fort, and the old cemetery. They made the...
| Dec 7, 2010
John A. "Jack" Kyser, the dean of Los Angeles economists who spoke as an expert on Southern California to observers around the world, has died. He was 76.
Kyser was found dead of unknown causes Monday at his Downey home, said a longtime friend, Wally...
| Nov 3, 2011
| 7:37 PM
Metra says service on its Milwaukee West Line may not be back to normal until Friday, at the earliest, because of a fiery freight train derailment in Bartlett near Elgin.
All trains have been blocked on the line since at least 22 cars of a Canadian...
| Apr 4, 2011
| 7:46 PM
West suburban politicians beamed as they dug shovels into scruffy industrial land two years ago to herald a new Metra station meant to redefine the blue-collar town of Bellwood with tony condos and shops.
But the station was not built, and the dream...
| Nov 4, 2011
| 6:51 AM
Don't expect to catch a high-speed train when tuning in to AMC's Western "Hell on Wheels" (9 p.m. Nov. 6; 2.5 stars). The new series that explores the building of the Union Pacific railroad chugs along at its own, slow pace.
Set in 1865, just after...
| Jul 6, 2012
| 2:10 PM
Union Pacific is accused of negligence in a lawsuit filed by the family of a Glenview couple who died when a freight train derailed this week and caused a bridge to collapse.
The suit contends the railroad failed to properly maintain and inspect the...
| 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...
| Feb 14, 2011
| 5:49 AM
Metra's own testing of toxic diesel exhaust inside its passenger coaches shows the transit agency's pollution problems are more extensive and worrisome than it has publicly disclosed, according to records obtained by the Tribune.
A summary of tests...