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Switch Project Means Delays, Platform Changes For Metra Riders At Union Station

Amtrak will begin a 40-day project to revamp switches on the south end of Union Station, and that could mean delays and platform changes for riders on the BNSF, SouthWest Service and Heritage Corridor lines.


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Pedestrian Struck, Killed By Metra Train Near Lisle

The person was hit by a Metra equipment train about 5:25 a.m. near Burlington Avenue in Lisle, Metra spokesman Tom Miller said.


A BNSF Railway train hauling 103 cars loaded with crude oil derailed in Galena, Illinois, on Thursday, and at least five cars caught fire. (Credit: CBS)

Galena Oil Train Derailment Involved Safer Tanker Cars

The rail cars that split open and burst into flames during a western Illinois oil train derailment this week were retrofitted with protective shields to meet a higher safety standard than federal law requires, railroad officials said.


A Metra BNSF Railway train hit a car near the West Hinsdale station on Monday. (Credit: PJ Macri)

Second Delay For Metra BNSF Line, After Train Hits Car In Hinsdale

Trains on Metra’s BNSF Railway were halted near west suburban Hinsdale on Monday, after a train hit a car, just a few hours after earlier delays due to debris on the tracks in Cicero.


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Three More Metra Lines Get Wind Gauges To Reduce Storm Delays

Union Pacific rules require trains operated by UP to stop when there are extreme winds. Without the gauges, trains have to stop whenever there are powerful winds anywhere in the greater Chicagoland area, not just along a specific line.


A BNSF Railway freight train derailed at a crossing in west suburban Cicero on Monday night, blocking trains on Metra's BNSF Line. (Credit: CBS)

Derailed Freight Train Causes Metra Delays, Cancellations

A freight train derailment in west suburban Cicero Monday night has caused service disruptions on Metra’s BNSF Line that have lasted into the Tuesday morning commute.


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Several Metra Trains Not Running Monday

Several Metra trains on the Union Pacific/North Line and the BNSF Railway are not running Monday morning due to “manpower” issues.


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Metra Apologizes To BNSF Line Riders For Recent Delays

Metra and the BNSF Railway are apologizing to riders, because of a series of delays on the BNSF commuter line over the past few weeks.


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Man Struck, Killed By Freight Train In Riverside

The death of a man who was hit by a freight train Friday night in west suburban Riverside was a suicide, an autopsy has determined.


A crane performing work on railroad signals in Westmont collapsed onto the Metra BNSF Railway tracks on Aug. 15, 2012, leading to major delays on the commuter line from downtown Chicago to Aurora. (Photo courtesy: David Douglas)

Trains Moving After Major Problems On Metra BNSF Line

Trains were stopped for four hours midday Wednesday when a crane erecting a new signal bridge above the BNSF Ry. tracks in Westmont toppled over, taking the bridge with it.

CBS Chicago–08/15/2012

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Mechanical Problem Halts Metra Train, Delays Others

Mechanical problems halted a Metra train bound for the western suburbs Tuesday night for more than an hour, causing headaches for other BNSF Railway commuters.


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Big Delays On Metra’s BNSF Line From Aurora

Commuters can expect delays this morning on Metra’s BNSF line after a disabled freight train halted five trains inbound into the city.


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Metra’s Storm Delays Partly Due To UP Safety Rules

Metra has been rolling with the punches in severe weather the past few weeks, the same as everyone else. But the recent storms have underscored a difference that is creating delays for commuters.

WBBM Newsradio–07/18/2011