Metra Train

Railroad Crossing

Woman, 19, Killed After Crashing Into Metra Train

Police are blaming the road conditions for an accident Wednesday evening that killed a 19-year-old Woodstock woman who drove into a Metra train.


A Metra railroad crossing (credit: CBS)

Metra Train Strikes Truck on NW Side

Inbound Union Pacific/Northwest Line no. 630 struck a truck that was backing into a lumber yard in the 6900 block of North Northwest Highway about 8:20 a.m.


Lindy and Riley Thomas, rushed to save boy from Metra train. (CBS)

Father, Son Tell How They Rushed To Save Child Hit By Train

Last week, a father and son jumped into action to save a child struck by a Metra train. On Wednesday, they sat down to talk with Chris Martinez about their heroism.


A Metra train is stopped at the Downers Grove station after striking a man who was crossing the tracks. (Credit: CBS)

Another Tragedy On Tracks: Man Killed By Metra Train In Downers Grove

A man died Tuesday morning when he was struck by a Metra train as he was crossing the tracks in Downers Grove.


Dominic Szymanski (District 220)

Barrington Boy Hit By Train Doing ‘Much Better,’ School Officials Say

Dominic Szymanski was struck by a commuter train around Friday. Passersby and police officers immediately began administering first aid as paramedics rushed to the scene.


Metra locomotive (CBS File Photo)

Metra Train Fatally Strikes Man In North Suburb

A Metra train fatally struck a man Friday night in north suburban Morton Grove.


Metra Train Into Pedestrian

Pedestrian Hit, Reportedly Killed By Metra Train In Hanover Park

A Metra train struck and reportedly killed a pedestrian early Monday in Hanover Park, in an incident that shut down the Milwaukee District/West Line.

CBS Chicago–06/25/2012

Metra locomotive (CBS File Photo)

Woman Struck And Killed By Metra Train In Glen Ellyn

Metra Union Pacific West Line trains are delayed up to an hour and a half Monday afternoon after an outbound train struck and killed a woman in west suburban Glen Ellyn Monday afternoon.


Railroad Crossing

Young Man Struck, Killed By Train In Lake Forest

Police in Lake Forest are going over train schedules and looking to review video from Metra trains to determine just when a young man, whose body was found near railroad tracks in the north suburb, was fatally struck by a train.


Metra Accident

Motorcyclist Struck, Killed By Metra Train In Orland Park

A motorcyclist was struck and killed by a Metra train in Orland Park overnight.

CBS Chicago–03/02/2012

Metra locomotive (CBS File Photo)

Boy, 15, Struck And Killed By Metra Train In Lake Forest

A 15-year-old boy was hit and killed by a Metra train in Lake Forest Tuesday morning.

CBS Chicago–02/28/2012

Metra Accident

Metra Train Hits Abandoned Car At Crossing, For Second Time

For the second time in a week, a Metra train hit an abandoned car Monday morning at a minor road crossing in Des Plaines.

CBS Chicago–12/05/2011

Metra locomotive (CBS File Photo)

Elderly Woman Struck, Killed By Metra Train In McHenry County

An elderly woman was killed by a Metra train overnight when she apparently got lost in McHenry County, began driving on the railroad tracks and then got out of her car and began walking along the tracks.


Tree On House

Storms Leave Widespread Damage, Power Outages

The storm system Tuesday evening produced funnel clouds and caused serious damage in many areas, and also left hundreds of thousands without power.

CBS Chicago–06/22/2011

Metra-Amtrak Crash

Amtrak, Metra Trains Collide At Union Station

An Amtrak train hit a Metra commuter train Friday morning at Union Station, sending as many as 12 people to area hospitals.

CBS Chicago–06/03/2011

A Metra train struck this truck on Friday in Mt. Prospect. (CBS)

Truck Driver Killed, Several Hurt In Metra Train Crash

A Metra train crashed into a semi-trailer truck Friday morning in Mount Prospect, causing the truck to burst into flames.

CBS Chicago–05/13/2011

Metra Train

Man Takes Swing At Metra Conductor, Faces Battery Charges

A Chicago man faces battery charges after he was involved in a scuffle with a Metra train conductor during yesterday’s evening rush hour.


Metra Train

Metra Conductor Attacked On Platform

An attack against a Metra conductor on a station platform late this afternoon caused police to be called and at least one train to be delayed.


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

Railroad Crossing

Woman Hit, Killed By Train In Orland Park

A woman was struck and killed by a Metra train in southwest suburban Orland Park this morning.