The Chicago Fire Department says an outbound train pulling into the 51st Street station in Hyde Park ran into an electrical problem.
CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports the proposed trolley would run from several new subdivisions to the Route 59 Metra Station, but the alderman who represents the area says not a single resident she’s canvassed wants the trolley.
Metra spokesman Tom Miller said the motorcyclist was trespassing on the BNSF right-of-way at about 6:45 p.m. when struck by the train, which was not scheduled to stop at Harlem Avenue and was running express to Naperville.
Trains on three busy Metra lines were halted for about 90 minutes Monday morning, out of fear of high winds from storms that swept through the area, but it appears to have been much ado about nothing.
While high winds prompted extensive delays on several Metra train lines, the National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the Chicago area and surrounding counties Monday morning.
In December 2012, Metra conductor John Smak was injured. His lawyer, Scott Sands, said a passenger threw a bicycle that hit the conductor in the back, and he needed reconstructive ankle surgery. Smak was off work for more than two years.
A west suburban man has been charged with head-butting a Metra conductor on a train Monday night after refusing to pay his fare.
The unlimited ride ticket will be good for all three days of the event, which is being held at Grant Park and begins July 31 and ends Aug. 2. Tickets will go on sale at Metra ticket windows July 6. The tickets will also be sold onboard Metra trains on July 31 after 9:30 a.m.
Amtrak will begin a 40-day project to revamp switches on the south end of Union Station, and that could mean delays and platform changes for riders on the BNSF, SouthWest Service and Heritage Corridor lines.
Officials and residents expect big things from a newly-renovated Metra station that was dedicated Friday morning in south suburban Flossmoor.
A Bloomingdale man was planning to sue Metra, after transit police shocked him with a stun gun earlier this week on board a train.
As things stand now, Metra riders are not allowed to take pets on board, but on Wednesday the commuter rail agency’s board will discuss whether to test allowing pets on one of its lines.
The person was hit by a Metra equipment train about 5:25 a.m. near Burlington Avenue in Lisle, Metra spokesman Tom Miller said.
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.
CTA spokesperson Tammy Chase said the area’s transit agencies are going to bring in between 20 and 30 experienced beta testers from the Smart Chicago Collaborative’s Civic User Testing Group to iron out those problems that exist.
It’s called Positive Train Control and may have prevented the type of accident that occurred in Philadelphia this week. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.
From big-name music festivals held in Chicago, to festivals just a short car ride away, you won’t long for more options when it comes to live musical performances this summer.
Outbound train service on Metra’s Union Pacific/North Line has been halted during Tuesday’s evening rush after a train struck a pedestrian near north suburban Wilmette.
There’s some restlessness, but overall, Chicago-area mass transit users remain satisfied with service overall, despite delays, breakdowns, crowding and fare hikes, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.
The region’s top transit official warned Thursday that CTA, Metra, and Pace fare hikes and service cuts would be “difficult to avoid” if the legislature enacts budget cuts proposed in Gov. Bruce Rauner’s budget.