Metra Electric Line

Metra crews use a bulldozer to lift an Electric Line train back onto the tracks after it derailed near 11th Street early Wednesday. (Credit: CBS)

Electric Line Derailment Causes Delays For Morning Rush

Service on Metra’s Electric Line was back to normal Wednesday morning, after an overnight derailment caused major delays at the start of the morning rush.


Metra Electric District trains sit at the University Park rail yard. (Credit: CBS)

Juvenile Electrocuted After Climbing On Top Of Metra Train

Around 7 p.m. Sunday, two juveniles snuck into the rail yard at the University Park station along the Metra Electric Line. One of them climbed on top of a train, and was electrocuted.


Police stopped this vehicle after a chase that forced Metra to shut down the electric line for a time. (CBS)

Dolton Investigates Possible Robbery Suspects’ Link To Murder

Dolton police are trying to determine if two men allegedly involved in an armed robbery may be tied to the murder of a 52-year old man.


Commuter Train Security

Tight Security Remains In Place On Commuter Trains; Some Runs Canceled

While commuters riding the rails will face increased security Monday morning, some riders may not have any trains at all to catch.

CBS Chicago–05/21/2012

Metra Shutdown

Suspicious Suitcase Halts Metra Electric, South Shore Trains For Over Hour

The Metra Electric and South Shore lines were shut down for over an hour in the Hyde Park neighborhood Saturday morning for a suspicious suitcase that turned out to be empty.

CBS Chicago–05/19/2012

The South Shore Line. (CBS)

Summit Could Mean Airport-Style Security On Metra Electric, South Shore Trains

Some stations on the Metra Electric Line and South Shore Line could be shut down during the upcoming NATO summit, and passengers at other stations could face airport-style security screenings, due to the Secret Service security plan that could be released as soon as Friday afternoon.

CBS 2–05/03/2012

The South Shore Line. (CBS)

South Shore, Metra Lines To Operate During NATO Summit

Good news for riders of the South Shore and Metra Electric lines: service will operate during the NATO Summit in May.


Metra Electric District Train

Metra Train Strikes Man In Riverdale

An inbound Metra Electric train struck a man Saturday night in south suburban Riverdale.


Metra Train

Suspicious Package Shuts Down Metra Electric Line In Hyde Park

A suspicious package halted the busy Metra Electric Line in the Hyde Park neighborhood late Friday morning.

CBS Chicago–10/14/2011


Bond Set At $50K For Teens Charged With Hate Crime

Bond was set at $50,000 for two teens charged along with a juvenile with a hate crime after making derogatory statements and threatening someone Thursday night near Millennium Park.


Metra Accident

Person Struck, Killed By Metra Train In Blue Island

A person was struck and killed by a Metra train in south suburban Blue Island early this morning.

CBS Chicago–04/04/2011