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.
Delays Continue On Metra UP West Line After FireThousands of Metra commuters were facing a second day of delays on Wednesday, as the transit agency works to repair damage from a fire caused by an electrical shortage.
Fire Will Cause Days Of Delays For Metra UP/West Train A fire erupted Tuesday at a railroad facility in west suburban Melrose Park and the fallout could delay some Metra Union Pacific/West trains until Thursday.
Metra Train Derails Near Naperville, Extensive Delays ExpectedTrain No. 1206, scheduled to depart Fairview at 5:45 a.m. and arrive in Chicago at 6:35 a.m., derailed just east of Naperville, according to Metra.
Person Killed When Metra Train Hits Vehicle In Arlington HeightsInbound train No. 646, scheduled to arrive in Chicago at 3:23 p.m., was halted about 2:30 p.m. after striking the vehicle near Euclid Avenue near the Arlington Heights station.