Metra Advises Commuters To Avoid Union StationMetra is advising riders on the BNSF lines to avoid Union Station, after a person was struck Wednesday by a train in west suburban Riverside.
Major Delays On Metra's BNSF LineTrains in both directions on Metra's BNSF line have been halted due to "a pedestrian incident."
Man Who Saved Woman From Metra Train: "There's No Hero Here"Ed Suarez said he couldn’t believe his eyes Monday when he saw a disoriented 80-year-old woman drive onto the railroad tracks in Western Springs at the height of the evening rush, but he’s glad he didn’t think twice about springing into action.
Several Metra Trains Delayed, Some Canceled For Morning RushSwitching and mechanical problems - as well as at least two cars stuck on the tracks - caused delays and a few cancellations on several Metra lines during the Thursday morning commute.
Metra Service Modified, Some Trains Canceled Due To ColdMetra canceled dozens of trains Tuesday and combined several other inbound and outbound routes on BNSF and Union Pacific lines as historically cold temperatures continued to wreak havoc on the rail system.
Metra Hoping To Reduce Wind Delays With New SolutionThe commuter rail agency’s high-wind solution is decidedly low-tech -- the anemometer, a wind-speed measuring instrument that has been around for more than 500 years.
Metra Train Delayed More Than An Hour When Doors Won't ClosePassengers on a Metra train headed to Chicago on Friday morning got downtown about 80 minutes late because the train’s doors would not close after a stop at the Naperville station.
Metra Apologizes For Monday's Union Station DelaysMetra is apologizing to riders a day after signal problems forced Union Station commuters to experience lengthy delays, crowded conditions and communication issues.
Metra Begins New Crackdown On Lax Fare CollectionSome Metra crews are taking aggressive new steps to make sure everyone pays their fares.