Amtrak

Metra commuters have to deal with slippery floors because of leaks at Chicago's train stations. (CBS)

2 Investigators: Rail-Station Ruins Put Commuters At Risk

Passengers must navigate leaks and slippery floors at Chicago’s passenger rail stations. CBS 2’s Dave Savini reports.

05/18/2015

Metra locomotive (CBS File Photo)

Train Fail-Safe Years Away From Being Implemented Here

It’s called Positive Train Control and may have prevented the type of accident that occurred in Philadelphia this week. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

05/14/2015

CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 01:  A general view of the atmosphere outside of Escape To Total Rewards at Union Station on March 1, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images for Caesars Entertainment)

Suit: City Owes Amtrak, Union Station More Than $500,000 For Viaduct Repairs

(STMW) — The City of Chicago welshed on its obligation to maintain the Canal Street Viaduct near Union Station, costing the commuting hub and Amtrak more than $500,000 to inspect the area and remove broken […]

05/11/2015

Photo Of Amtrak Rail Car. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Rail Advocates: Gov. Rauner’s Proposed Mass Transit Cuts Will Hurt Economic Development

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.

03/21/2015

Chicago Union Station  (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

Union Station Set For $12M Renovation

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.

01/29/2015

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Amtrak Passengers Furious At “Ridiculous” 13-Hour Delay

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.

01/08/2015

Union Station (CBS)

Metra, Amtrak Come Up With Plan To Deal With Union Station Overcrowding

Metra and Amtrak have a new plan to deal with overcrowding at Chicago Union Station, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.

12/16/2014

Michael Williams. (Credit: Berrien County Sheriff's office)

Michigan Man Charged With Stabbings Aboard Amtrak Train

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.

12/06/2014

Photo Of Amtrak Rail Car. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

People Stabbed On Amtrak Train

(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 […]

12/05/2014

Amtrak's Southwest Chief leaves Chicago’s Union Station on its way to Los Angeles.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Amtrak Seeks Solutions To Chicago Rail Congestion

Despite some successes, Amtrak officials say the city’s freight and passenger rail lines remain tangled and congested.

10/29/2014

A semi trailer truck was split in half when it was struck by a Chicago-bound Amtrak train in Reynolds, Indiana. (Credit: WLFI News 18)

Chicago-Bound Amtrak Train Hits Truck In Indiana

Several people were hurt Tuesday, when an Amtrak train bound for Chicago struck a semi-trailer truck in northern Indiana.

10/28/2014

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Guide To Vacationing In Arizona

Use this travel guide to Arizona to help you sort out the best of what to see, where to eat and where to stay.

10/03/2014

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Travel By Train For Your Next Vacation

To get better acquainted with Amtrak, the nation’s railroad service, here’s a simple yet very helpful guide to understanding how get onboard a passenger train.

09/11/2014

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City Guide to Houston

Here’s a quick and easy guide to Houston, the nation’s fourth largest city and the largest city in Texas.

08/26/2014

Atlantic City Boardwalk (Credit, Randy Yagi)

Budget Travel Tips For Atlantic City

Read on for budget travel tips for entertainment, travel, dining and lodging on the Jersey shore at Atlantic City

08/01/2014

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Best Train Trips In The USA

Train trips may take longer, but they are more affordable than flying and they offer unique glimpses of America’s vast countryside.

03/25/2014

An Amtrak train struck a station wagon that got stuck on the tracks in Riverside on Thursday. (Credit: Riverside Police)

Woman, Dog Hurt When Train Hits Car In Riverside

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.

02/21/2014

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Amtrak Train Hits Vehicle In Riverside

The Amtrak train was running on the BNSF tracks when it hit a vehicle near Harlem Avenue about 2:30 p.m. Thursday.

02/20/2014

Steam rises from the Chicago River as temperatures drop below zero January 27, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. The city is bracing for another round of severe cold as temperatures are expected to drop to -15 to -20 degrees this evening and wind chills are anticipated as low as -25 to -45 degrees through Wednesday morning. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Chiberia Part 2: Deep Freeze To Last Through Wednesday

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.

01/27/2014

Metra crews work on clearing switches amid subzero temperatures in January. (CBS)

Warmup Won’t End Switching Problems For Metra, Amtrak

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.

WBBM Newsradio–01/10/2014

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