CTA, Metra Offer Extra Service For LollapaloozaThe CTA and Metra will add trains this weekend to accommodate thousands of passengers headed for Lollapalooza in Grant Park.
Metra Electric Trains On The Move After Tree Falls On Tracks On Far South SideJust after 5 a.m., trains in both directions were halted at State Street near 121st Street because of a tree that fell across the tracks, according to Metra.
Metra Reminding Commuters Of Danger At Railroad CrossingsMetra safety was the topic of conversation in Buffalo Grove on Thursday, after a new report ranked Illinois third in the nation for train crashes.
Boy Struck, Critically Injured By Metra Train On Far South SideThe pedestrian was struck by a train near the Kensington station at 115th and Front streets about 8:30 a.m., according to Metra and fire officials.
Kids To Ride Free On Metra This SummerKids can ride Metra trains for free with their families Memorial Day through Labor day as part of an expanded Family Fares program.
Metra Train Strikes Pedestrian In Downers GroveBNSF Train No. 1252, running express from Aurora and scheduled to arrive at Union Station at 8:34 a.m., struck a pedestrian near the Downers Grove Main Street station just after 8 a.m., according to Metra spokeswoman Meg Thomas-Reile. The DuPage County coroner’s office confirmed the pedestrian was killed
Man Arrested For Trying To Use Fake Mobile Ticket On Metra TrainDavid D. Rasinski, 23, of Streamwood tried to pay his fare by using his cellphone to display a fake ticket on the Milwaukee West Line, according to a statement from Metra.
Metra To Test Onboard Security Cameras On Metra Electric DistrictSecurity cameras are standard equipment aboard CTA trains and buses. Now, Metra is taking a first step to equip its fleet.
Metra Launches New Onboard Police UnitThe six full-time officers in the unit will ride in both uniform and plain clothes on all of Metra’s 11 lines, according to a statement from the rail service.
Family Says Missing British Man Found Dead In Metra Yard On Far South Side The family of a missing British man say his body was found on top of an old, retired Metra car in a repair yard in the Pullman neighborhood Tuesday afternoon.
Last Run For Old Metra Electric District HighlinersThe commuter rail agency Friday retires the last of the bi-level Highliners built without toilets in the early 1970s for the Illinois Central R.R., which then operated the Electric District.
Normal Metra UP/West Service To Resume ThursdayMetra posted a service alert to its website at 3:21 a.m. to announce that the signal bungalow damaged in Tuesday’s fire had been repaired and all scheduled trains would operate on the UP/West Line Thursday.

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