An annual study by DePaul University has found people’s reliance on tablet computers, smart phones and other electronic devices might be driving travelers to buses and trains for short trips instead of airplanes.
Commuters should notice some improvement in air quality as they board Metra and Amtrak trains at Union Station.
Amtrak had a Thanksgiving present for its riders between Chicago and St. Louis — faster train schedules.
Holiday travel is difficult no matter where you’re from. Everyone is trying to get home to see their loved ones as fast as possible and generally traveling with more luggage than usual as they’re all bearing gifts. Chicagoans have a further cross to bear being a hub city and a centralized urban area. Here are a few tips to make your holiday trip less hectic.
Amtrak continues to make strides toward restoring full service linking Chicago and the East Coast, but a spokesman said it is being done incrementally.
Amtrak is working to restore service between Chicago and its terminals in Washington and New York.
An Amtrak passenger train that left the tracks near Niles, Mich., Sunday was reportedly switched to the wrong track.
Amtrak says the City of New Orleans passenger train will pull into its namesake city this coming Tuesday, the first time since late August.
The engine of an Amtrak passenger train caught fire Wednesday south of Union Station.
Emergency crews put out a fire underneath an Amtrak passenger train on the city’s Far South Side Tuesday evening.
Thousands of people jammed Chicago Union Station Saturday — but not because they needed to go somewhere. It was the fifth annual National Train Day. Many, such as 12-year-old Kevin Mack, were self-described “railfans” or “train geeks.”
A freight train derailment in Indiana caused some travel trouble for people headed to Chicago on Tuesday.
U.S. Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) is warning of serious transit troubles for the city on the horizon.
High-speed rail service has arrived in Chicago.
Amtrak has filed an official complaint against Canadian National railway for regular delays on the route from Chicago to New Orleans.
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said Monday he hopes the owner of the Old Post Office building is going to make good on his word to help vent harmful exhaust fumes from Union Station, located just below the building.
Amtrak trains briefly went dry in Illinois on Wednesday.
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says a plan to cut Amtrak funding by 60 percent and block the rail line from using federal money for state-supported routes would hurt the state.
The Chicago economy is getting a bit of good news Monday morning, as the huge Englewood Flyover railroad project stands to bring hundreds of jobs.
CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot talks with train passengers about enhanced security at stations as the Sept. 11 anniversary nears.