Rail advocates in Chicago for a regional meeting say Governor Bruce Rauner is shooting himself in the foot by slashing funding for mass transit and regional Amtrak service. WBBM’s Bob Roberts explains.
The iconic 90-year-old Union Station is about to get a $12 million facelift, including upgrades to frequently crowded concourses, and improved temperature controls to avoid burst pipes that twice flooded the rail terminal this month.
An Amtrak train headed from Chicago to New York and Boston was delayed for more than 13 hours, and scores of passengers were left scratching their heads, due to several conflicting explanations for the holdup.
Metra and Amtrak have a new plan to deal with overcrowding at Chicago Union Station, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.
A Michigan man is jailed on $1 million bond after he allegedly stabbed four people on an Amtrak train heading from Chicago to Port Huron, Michigan Friday night, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
(CBS) – A suspect was taken into custody after four people were stabbed aboard an Amtrak train in southwestern Michigan on Friday evening. Niles, Mich. police tell WSBT-TV that four people were stabbed on the train, which Amtrak […]
Despite some successes, Amtrak officials say the city’s freight and passenger rail lines remain tangled and congested.
Several people were hurt Tuesday, when an Amtrak train bound for Chicago struck a semi-trailer truck in northern Indiana.
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A woman and a Shih Tzu named Tuxedo narrowly escaped serious injury after an oncoming train in west suburban Riverside struck the woman’s vehicle on Thursday.
The Amtrak train was running on the BNSF tracks when it hit a vehicle near Harlem Avenue about 2:30 p.m. Thursday.
Temperatures more suited for the North Pole are returning to the Chicago area, and will leave the region in a deep freeze for the next 2 ½ days, similar to the arctic blast we endured three weeks ago.
Metra anticipates normal rush hours Friday, while service on Amtrak to Detroit, St. Louis, Quincy and Carbondale remains on a reduced schedule. However, neither will rule out delays blamed on switching problems.
CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports it is a story of strangers coming to the aid of a mom and grandmother, trapped in Chicago by the nasty conditions.
Amtrak said it is working to restore normal service after historic cold temperatures led to numerous disruptions this week.
Frigid conditions in the Chicago area continued to create problems for drivers, commuters, and air travelers, leaving passengers stuck at the airport, and even stranded on Amtrak trains headed to Chicago.