Metra and other railroads have until the end of 2015 to install “positive train control” systems – which allow a computer to override human error, and take control of a train, but railroads have asked for a three-year extension to implement the system.
Normal service has resumed on the CTA Red Line after a train derailed early Thursday in the South Side Englewood neighborhood.
Service on Metra’s Southwest Service between downtown and southwest suburban Manhattan has been disrupted Thursday afternoon by the derailment of a freight train locomotive on the South Side.
The Red Line and Brown Line resumed service on Thursday afternoon after a train car derailed on the North Side, creating a commuter nightmare for riders trying to get downtown.
Two CTA employees were injured when an Orange Line train derailed in a train yard near Midway Airport early today.
Normal service resumed on the Red Line Monday morning after an eight-car train derailed Sunday afternoon on the North Side, authorities said.
The Chicago Transit Authority expected to have full service on the Red Line Monday morning after an eight-car train derailed Sunday afternoon on the North Side.
An Amtrak passenger train that left the tracks near Niles, Mich., Sunday was reportedly switched to the wrong track.
A new railroad bridge will be built at the site of a deadly train derailment and viaduct collapse in the northern suburbs on July 4.
The employee, who was checking the tracks, alerted a manager that day, but the fatal pileup occurred before that supervisor could arrive, CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.
The public will get a chance to meet Monday evening with railroad executives and federal investigators, about the deadly 4th of July derailment and bridge collapse on the Glenview-Northbrook border.
The family of a Glenview couple killed in a train derailment and bridge collapse has filed a wrongful death suit against Union Pacific Railroad over the incident, and a judge has ordered cleanup of the wreck halted to preserve evidence in the case.
Railroad workers have a big job ahead of them after several cars of a freight train hauling coal derailed near the border between north suburban Glenview and Northbrook Wednesday, and a rail bridge collapsed during the wreck.
The CTA is investigating the derailment of a train chartered by a group of railroad enthusiasts Sunday.
CTA Orange Line and Green Line trains have been delayed in the South Loop after a train derailed just south of the Roosevelt station.
A freight train derailment in Indiana caused some travel trouble for people headed to Chicago on Tuesday.
Red Line CTA trains were severely disrupted Thursday morning after a derailment and small fire in the Red Line near the Roosevelt stop.
An Amtrak train heading to Chicago hit a truck and derailed Wednesday morning in southeast Michigan.
The Metra Union Pacific North Line ran into some serious snags Friday morning, after some equipment derailed at a train yard in Waukegan.
A freight train derailment has shut down a busy intersection on the Southwest Side.