Ventra App Surpasses 1 Million DownloadsThe Ventra app has been downloaded more than one million times in less than a year since its debut.
Metra Cruising Toward Fare HikeThe commuter rail agency on Friday approved a preliminary "average" fare increase of nearly 6 percent that would take effect in February.
Person Struck, Killed By Metra Train On South SideA person was fatally struck by a Metra train Monday night on the South Side.
Positive Train Control Still A Work In Progress For MetraThe National Transportation Safety Board continues to investigate what caused Thursday's deadly commuter train crash in New Jersey. The accident is prompting questions about train safety here in Chicago. Could something called "positive train control" have prevented this?
Train Strikes Man In Berkeley, Autopsy Ruled Death A SuicideA 75-year-old man who was struck by a train Sunday afternoon in west suburban Berkeley committed suicide, an autopsy Monday revealed.
Metra, CTA Plan Extra Weekend Service For Riot Fest, Football GamesThe CTA and Metra will provide additional bus and rail service to accommodate customers going to Riot Fest, the Chicago Bears game and the Northwestern University football game this weekend.
Union Station Madison Street Entrance Closed For RepairsTwo days after a woman was hit in the head by falling debris at Union Station, Metra officials said the Madison Street entrance to the station has been closed until further notice.
Metra: Trains Delayed After Pedestrian Struck By Amtrak TrainA woman was struck and killed Thursday by an Amtrak Hiawatha Service train in Northbrook.
Normal Service Resuming For South Shore Line, Metra Electric DistrictSouth Shore Line and Metra District trains were moving again Tuesday morning, after a power failure near Millennium Station downtown caused delays during the morning rush.
Pedestrian Dies After Being Struck By Metra Train Near Oak LawnA pedestrian was fatally struck by a Metra train on the SouthWest Service line Thursday evening near southwest suburban Oak Lawn, according to the transit agency.
Metra Train Struck By LightningTuesday morning’s storms caused hundreds of Metra passengers to be late, after lightning apparently struck a Union Pacific-North Line train.
Woman Fatally Struck By Metra Train In Forest GlenRoseanna Slawson was struck by an inbound Milwaukee District North train about 11:30 p.m. near the Forest Glen station, 5310 N. Forest Glen Ave., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office and a Metra spokeswoman. She was pronounced dead at 4:33 a.m.

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