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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

A Metra Commuter Train (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

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

Metra locomotive (CBS File Photo)

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

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

A CTA train. (CBS)

CTA Trains Delayed By Extreme Cold

CTA Purple Line service is resuming after Monday’s frigid weather shut it down for about an hour and caused delays on multiple other train lines during the morning commute.

01/06/2014

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

UP West Metra Train

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.

06/20/2013

UP West Metra Train

Train Derailment In Bellwood Causes Metra Delays

A freight train derailment Sunday is causing delays for Metra Union Pacific trains in west suburban Bellwood.

02/03/2013

File photo of a Blue Line train.  (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

CTA Makes Repairs That Caused Delay On Blue Line

Trains on the CTA’s Blue Line are experiencing delays early Tuesday because of a “track condition” near the Harlem station.

01/22/2013

A CTA train. (CBS)

‘Major Delays’ For CTA Trains On Several Lines

L trains traveling to and from the Loop were experiencing “major” delays Wednesday morning due to signal problems, according to an alert from the Chicago Transit Authority.

01/16/2013

A 4-11 alarm was called for the fire in the 2400 block of West 21st Place about 1:45 p.m.  (Credit: CBS)

Extra-Alarm Warehouse Fire Struck Out

Service on the CTA’s Pink Line has been suspended between the 54th/Cermak and Polk stations because of the fire, which is near CTA property between California and Western avenues.

12/29/2012

The interior of the new CTA railcars. (Credit: CTA)

CTA’s Loop Problems May Not Be Entirely Fixed Until Saturday

Problems with switches at one of the busiest rail junctions on the CTA’s rapid transit system made a mess out of the homebound commute Friday evening and could mean delays until at least Saturday afternoon on lines that use the Loop L tracks.

12/07/2012

CTA Blue Line Delays Due To Track Issue Near Rosemont

Blue Line service is experiencing major delays due to a “track condition” near Rosemont.

11/27/2012

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