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Extensive Delays On Metra As Severe Thunderstorm Warning Issued For Chicago

While high winds prompted extensive delays on several Metra train lines, the National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the Chicago area and surrounding counties Monday morning.

07/13/2015

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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.

06/30/2015

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Bad Weather Causes Delays, Cancelations At Chicago’s Airports

Delays of up to 90 minutes were reported at O’Hare, where more than 735 flights had been canceled.

04/09/2015

CTA riders crowd the platform at Fullerton on Monday morning, when switching problems cascaded into major delays on at least five train lines that use the elevated tracks in the Loop. (Supplied Photo)

Switching Problems Create Major CTA Delays In The Loop

Service on the ‘L’ tracks in the Loop was back to normal Monday afternoon, after a major headache during the morning commute forced the CTA to reroute three train lines, and riders were delayed as long as 90 minutes.

01/26/2015

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Southwest Airlines Socked With $1.6M Fine For Midway Delays Last Winter

It’s a record fine for violating federal rules against long tarmac delays.

01/15/2015

Metra trains sit in a rail yard in Chicago on Jan. 6, 2015. (Credit: CBS)

CEO Confident Metra Will Avoid Last Winter’s Weather Delays

After a solid performance in its first major winter weather test on Tuesday, Metra’s top official said the commuter rail agency has been spending what it takes to keep the system running as smoothly as possible during the bitter cold.

01/06/2015

Murder victim Nailah Franklin (supplied photo)

Seven Years After Murder, Victim’s Family Still Waiting For Justice

Reginald Potts was arrested just three months after the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend Nailah Franklin in 2007. He’s yet to go to trial. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

10/17/2014

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Metra UP North Line Trains Delayed After Tree Falls On Tracks

Metra UP North Line trains were running again Wednesday morning, although with delays of up to 54 minutes, after a tree fell on the tracks near Kenilworth.

09/10/2014

Residents in southwest suburban Burbank wade through a heavily flooded street. According to the National Weather Service, more than 4.5 inches of rain fell in the area from midnight to 6 a.m. on Aug. 22, 2014. (Credit: CBS)

Southwest Suburbs Hit Hardest By Flooding; Burbank Schools Closed

Heavy rains have caused major flooding across much of the Chicago area overnight, especially in the southwest suburbs, where at least two school districts were forced to cancel classes at all its schools.

08/22/2014

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Metra BNSF Railway Service Restored After Two Killed By Train

Service on Metra’s BNSF Railway was back to normal Friday morning, although with some minor delays, the morning after a train struck and killed two people in the Little Village neighborhood.

08/08/2014

A CTA train. (CBS)

Normal Blue Line Service Resuming After Major Delays

After commuters had to deal with nearly four hours of major delays on the Blue Line, due to a power outage on tracks near a downtown subway station, CTA officials said service was returning to normal Wednesday afternoon.

06/25/2014

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.

06/23/2014

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Metra UP Northwest Line Trains Stopped In Barrington

Some Metra Union Pacific/Northwest Line trains are experiencing delays up to an hour and half due to mechanical problems in the northwest suburbs Tuesday morning.

04/22/2014

Metra crews work on clearing switches amid subzero temperatures in January. (CBS)

Metra Boss Faces Lawmakers’ Questions About Winter Delays

State lawmakers put the new head of Metra on the hot seat Monday over frequent weather delays during the record cold this winter.

02/10/2014

Steam rises from the Chicago River as temperatures drop below zero January 27, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. The city is bracing for another round of severe cold as temperatures are expected to drop to -15 to -20 degrees this evening and wind chills are anticipated as low as -25 to -45 degrees through Wednesday morning. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Chiberia Part 2: Deep Freeze To Last Through Wednesday

Temperatures more suited for the North Pole are returning to the Chicago area, and will leave the region in a deep freeze for the next 2 ½ days, similar to the arctic blast we endured three weeks ago.

01/27/2014

Metra crews work on clearing switches amid subzero temperatures in January. (CBS)

Metra Warning About Weather Delays On Monday

Metra is warning about possible delays for Monday’s commute, when wind chills may dive to 40 below.

01/24/2014

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Latest Bitter Blast Could Lead To Metra Delays

The return of subzero temperatures early Thursday could mean more problems for people who ride Metra, which was warning commuters to allow for extra travel time to get where they’re going.

01/23/2014

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Metra Board To Seek Answers On Recent Weather Delays

Members of Metra’s board are expected to have some blunt questions Friday for a top-level official from the railroad that operates three of its commuter lines about its performance in the storms and bitter cold since the first of the year.

01/17/2014

Metra crews work on clearing switches amid subzero temperatures in January. (CBS)

Metra Commuters Still Have Rough Ride After Last Week’s Brutal Weather

While Metra is try to put problems behind it, commuters are still experiencing them, such as extremely crowded trains in the wake of last week’s weather delays and cancellations.

01/15/2014

Metra crews work on clearing switches amid subzero temperatures in January. (CBS)

Metra Still Working On Cold-Related Problems That Hobbled Service This Week

Metra can’t guarantee it won’t have even more delays Friday because it is still dealing with this bitter blast. The problem, once again: frozen switches on tracks.
CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

01/09/2014

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