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  • Breakdown of freight train delays Metrolink service to Riverside

    Breakdown of freight train delays Metrolink service to Riverside
    The breakdown of a four-mile-long Union Pacific freight train Thursday afternoon has delayed Metrolink service to Riverside since 1 p.m., railroad officials said. Mechanical problems forced the Union Pacific train to stop on Metrolink's Riverside Line...
  • State is moving to prevent spills of oil shipped by trains

    State is moving to prevent spills of oil shipped by trains
    Although most people think of oil spills in California as potential beachfront disasters, there is new anxiety in Sacramento about the surge of crude oil now coming through the state each day by train. Gov. Jerry Brown and lawmakers want to avoid the...
  • Red Line to get North Side overhaul, while South Siders decry wait

    Red Line to get North Side overhaul, while South Siders decry wait
    The CTA said Wednesday it is moving forward with a multibillion-dollar overhaul of the Red Line’s aging north branch tracks and stations, just hours after South Siders aired complaints to the agency’s board that Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s...
  • Rail workers' health issues are a growing safety concern

    Rail workers' health issues are a growing safety concern
    Visibility was 10 miles and the morning sun had pushed the temperature close to 90 as Danny Joe Hall guided his mile-long Union Pacific freight train east through the grasslands of the Oklahoma Panhandle. Near the farming town of Goodwell, federal...
  • CTA holding Red Line extension open house

    CTA holding Red Line extension open house
    The CTA is holding an open house Tuesday about its $2.3 billion proposal to extend the Red Line from 95th Street to 130th Street. The agency is looking to build four new stations near 103rd, 111th, 116th and 130th streets along Union Pacific Railroad...
  • New Metra police chief ready for his 'mission'

    New Metra police chief ready for his 'mission'
    Metra's new chief of police says he will bring over 14 years of command experience at the Illinois State Police to the task of reforming an embattled department criticized for poor performance. The appointment of Joseph Perez was announced Monday,...
  • Union Station: L.A.'s nearly perfect time machine

     Union Station: L.A.'s nearly perfect time machine
    After three days of pageants and parades on Alameda Street with half a million spectators, Union Station opened on May 7, 1939. It was a Sunday. A man jumped from a Pullman car window to claim bragging rights as the first passenger to arrive by train....
  • Big Boy's wheels to roll Monday on epic California-Wyoming journey

    When the Union Pacific Railroad's Big Boy locomotive starts its journey from Southern California on Monday, wheels that have been stilled for more than half a century will begin to turn -- and hopefully carry one of the biggest steam engines ever built...
  • Gas leak at Shermer Road bridge causes evacuations

    Gas leak at Shermer Road bridge causes evacuations
    Authorities said a contractor working on repairing the sewer system underneath the bridge on Shermer Road near the Glenview-Northbrook border hit a gas main this morning, causing evacuations in the area. Glenview and Northbrook authorities responded...
  • Two locomotives break down within hour on Metra line

    Two locomotives break down within hour on Metra line
    Metra has apologized to customers for two locomotive breakdowns that caused hundreds of passengers on the UP Northwest line to be stuck on board trains for up to three hours. The disruption Monday night stemmed from two separate mechanical issues, one...
  • Appeals court has tough questions for plaintiffs in bullet-train suit

    A state appellate court panel on Friday zeroed in on technical and procedural issues that could signal trouble for Central Valley groups fighting California's proposed bullet train project. During an hour of oral arguments in Sacramento, the three-...
  • Big plans, and concerns, surround L.A. River's revitalization

    Big plans, and concerns, surround L.A. River's revitalization
    City engineers, public works officials and developers stood on a hilltop just north of downtown on a recent weekday and gazed at a low-lying railroad yard dotted with weeds on the far side of the Los Angeles River channel. To the uninitiated, it was a...