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BNSF Line

Several Metra Trains Delayed, Some Canceled For Morning Rush

Switching 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.

01/09/2014

Metra commuter train makes it way along the tracks. (Credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Metra Service Modified, Some Trains Canceled Due To Cold

Metra 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.

01/07/2014

UP West Metra Train

Metra Hoping To Reduce Wind Delays With New Solution

The 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.

11/11/2013

Metra Train

Metra Train Delayed More Than An Hour When Doors Won’t Close

Passengers 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.

02/15/2013

Metra locomotive (CBS File Photo)

Metra Apologizes For Monday’s Union Station Delays

Metra is apologizing to riders a day after signal problems forced Union Station commuters to experience lengthy delays, crowded conditions and communication issues.

01/10/2012

Metra locomotive (CBS File Photo)

Metra Begins New Crackdown On Lax Fare Collection

Some Metra crews are taking aggressive new steps to make sure everyone pays their fares.

CBS Chicago–11/14/2011