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A Metra railroad crossing (credit: CBS)

Freight Train Derails Near Bensenville, Metra Trains Delayed

As of 4:30 a.m., inbound trains on the Milwaukee District / West Line were delayed between 15 and 20 minutes, according to Metra’s website.

12/09/2014

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Woman Killed By Freight Train Near Maywood

A west suburban woman was fatally struck by a freight train Thursday night near west suburban Maywood, causing Metra delays overnight on the Union Pacific/West Line.

10/03/2014

A man and woman were killed when a freight train hit a car in Gary, Indiana, on Friday. (Credit: CBS)

Man And Woman Killed By Train In Gary

Witnesses said a Dodge Charger went around the crossing gates along Lake Street near Miller Avenue, then was hit by a CSX freight train and dragged about 50 yards.

08/08/2014

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VIDEO: Indiana Women Stuck On Train Tracks Jump Under Freight Train To Survive

Two Indiana women barely dodged a 14,000-ton freight train recently as they found themselves stuck on an Indiana trestle.

07/30/2014

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 Canadian National freight train idles on Wisconsin Central railroad tracks near Rosemont, Illinois. (File photo by Tim Boyle/Newsmakers)

Plainfield Trustee Angry Running Freight Train Left Unattended

A Plainfield trustee was blowing the whistle on a railroad practice in his village that he believes is unsafe.

05/07/2014

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Elgin Bicyclist Killed By Freight Train After Falling On Tracks

Emergency crews responded to call of someone hit by a train at 12:35 a.m. near the National Street Metra station on Hendee Street.

04/26/2014

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Man Struck, Killed By Freight Train In Grayslake

The man, believed to be in his 20’s, was walking south on the tracks at Lake Street Crossing near Hillside Avenue when witnesses saw him step in to the path of a freight train headed north.

03/17/2014

A BNSF Railway freight train derailed at a crossing in west suburban Cicero on Monday night, blocking trains on Metra's BNSF Line. (Credit: CBS)

Derailed Freight Train Causes Metra Delays, Cancellations

A 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.

02/18/2014

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Woman Struck By Train In Austin

The woman, 56, was found at approximately 10 p.m. in the 2000 block of North Narragansett Avenue, or near the Galewood Metra station.

12/18/2013

A disabled freight train blocked several traffic crossings in Glen Ellyn, and delayed Metra trains on the Union Pacific/West Line on Wednesday morning. (Credit: Rick Kramer)

Stalled Freight Train Moved, After Snarling Traffic And Metra Trains In Glen Ellyn

The train was disabled and stopped near the Glen Ellyn Depot Metra Station since about 4:30 a.m., preventing traffic from crossing the tracks at three crossing gates, but moved out of the way by 8:30 a.m.

11/06/2013

Two one-month-old kittens survived a five-day ride in a freight train. (Credit: Edmonton Humane Society)

Tiny Kittens Survive Five-Day Freight Train Journey

Two one-month-old kittens are lucky to still have their nine lives after surviving a five day rail journey from Chicago to Canada.

09/12/2013

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Teen Struck And Killed By Freight Train In Gary

Witnesses said 15-year-old Diquan Thomas and a 17-year-old friend both tried to cross in front of the oncoming train. The older teen made it across successfully, but Thomas was hit by the train.

09/12/2013

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Metra Service Resumes After Man Hit By Freight Train

An eastbound freight train struck the man on the Union Pacific tracks in Wheaton.

08/29/2013

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Freight Train Derailment Snarls Metra SouthWest Service Trains

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.

06/13/2013

A Metra railroad crossing (credit: CBS)

Metra Trains Resume With Delays On Union Pacific West Line

Metra trains are running again on the Union Pacific West Line after a stalled freight train near Elmhurst cut off all rail travel Thursday morning.

05/30/2013

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Man Struck, Killed By Freight Train In Riverside

The death of a man who was hit by a freight train Friday night in west suburban Riverside was a suicide, an autopsy has determined.

10/06/2012

Burton Lindner, 69, and his wife Zorine, 70 (Family Photo)

Family Of Train Wreck Victims Sues Railroad; Cleanup Halted

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.

CBS Chicago–07/06/2012

A Union Pacific freight train hauling coal from Wyoming to Wisconsin derailed near the border between north suburban Glenview and Northbrook on July 4, 2012. A railroad bridge also collapsed in the wreck. (Credit: CBS)

Coal Train Derails Near Glenview-Northbrook Border, Bridge Collapses

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.

07/04/2012

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Person Struck, Killed By Metra Train In Lombard

Police in west suburban Lombard are investigating after a person was struck and killed by a freight train.

CBS Chicago–05/24/2012

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