Railroads Threaten Shutdown Without Extension Of Safety System DeadlineThe nation's major freight railroads are threatening partial or total shutdowns Jan. 1, unless Congress extends the deadline for installing new signaling systems and software -- and Metra and Amtrak are caught in the middle.
Switch Project Means Delays, Platform Changes For Metra Riders At Union StationAmtrak 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.
Pedestrian Struck, Killed By Metra Train Near LisleThe person was hit by a Metra equipment train about 5:25 a.m. near Burlington Avenue in Lisle, Metra spokesman Tom Miller said.
Galena Oil Train Derailment Involved Safer Tanker CarsThe 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.
Second Delay For Metra BNSF Line, After Train Hits Car In HinsdaleTrains 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.
Three More Metra Lines Get Wind Gauges To Reduce Storm DelaysUnion 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.
Derailed Freight Train Causes Metra Delays, CancellationsA 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.
Several Metra Trains Not Running MondaySeveral Metra trains on the Union Pacific/North Line and the BNSF Railway are not running Monday morning due to “manpower” issues.
Metra Apologizes To BNSF Line Riders For Recent DelaysMetra and the BNSF Railway are apologizing to riders, because of a series of delays on the BNSF commuter line over the past few weeks.
Man Struck, Killed By Freight Train In RiversideThe death of a man who was hit by a freight train Friday night in west suburban Riverside was a suicide, an autopsy has determined.
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.
Mechanical Problem Halts Metra Train, Delays OthersMechanical problems halted a Metra train bound for the western suburbs Tuesday night for more than an hour, causing headaches for other BNSF Railway commuters.