Metra BNSF Trains Running Again After Motorcyclist Fatally Struck

Metra spokesman Tom Miller said the motorcyclist was trespassing on the BNSF right-of-way at about 6:45 p.m. when struck by the train, which was not scheduled to stop at Harlem Avenue and was running express to Naperville.


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Freight Train Derails In Cicero

Crews were notified at 4:18 a.m. of the derailment on Metra BNSF tracks in the 4700 block of West 26th Street in Cicero, Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Janel Sedevic said.


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BNSF Trains Halted After Woman Jumps From Building Near Tracks

A woman who jumped to her death from an 11th-floor balcony near a Metra station Thursday night on the Near West Side halted trains for about 30 minutes, authorities said.


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Metra Train Travels 13 Minutes With Door Open

Thirteen minutes. That’s how long a door aboard a moving Metra train stayed open Tuesday evening before a conductor discovered the problem.


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2 Struck, Killed By Metra Train Near Cicero Station

Metra trains are back up and running this morning, after an accident in Cicero that left two people dead.

CBS Chicago–06/21/2011