A Metra train collided with a vehicle on the Union Pacific West Line Wednesday evening in the Old Irving Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side.
In Springfield Wednesday, the legislative inspector general ruled that no laws were broken in the hiring scandal that led to a shake-up in the top ranks of Metra, but that hasn’t stopped Metra’s new chairman from proposing tough new hiring rules.
Recently disclosed FBI files might answer the question of why late Metra executive Phil Pagano allegedly stole nearly a half million dollars from the commuter rail agency, before ultimately taking his own life.
The Governor’s transportation task force is calling for a single board to oversee the whole Chicagoland area transit system, reports WBBM’s John Cody.
Former Metra CEO Alex Clifford has a new job, and his former transit agency is off the hook for more than $200,000 of the compensation promised in the controversial severance agreement that sent him packing.
RTA Chairman John Gates said he wants the agency to concentrate on what he considers doable — and said his priority remains finding new money for capital repairs and rehabilitation.
The man, believed to be in his 20’s, was walking south on the tracks at Lake Street Crossing near Hillside Avenue when witnesses saw him step in to the path of a freight train headed north.
A 17-year-old boy who attended Taft High School was struck and killed by a Metra train on Friday, just blocks away from school.
Trains on Metra’s UP North Line were stopped near Rogers Park for about half an hour Monday morning, after a man jumped on top of a train, and started running along the roof of the bi-level cars.
Metra soon hopes to give you E-alerts about trains at specific times, not just for specific lines.
A freight train derailment in west suburban Cicero Monday night has caused service disruptions on Metra’s BNSF Line that have lasted into the Tuesday morning commute.
A train struck a vehicle in northwest suburban Des Plaines Monday afternoon, halting all inbound and outbound Metra trains on the Union Pacific Northwest line.
The next time a Metra train breaks down, it may be the boss who gives you a ride home. It has already happened and WBBM’s Bob Roberts has the exclusive story.
A Chicagoan now heads the city suburban Metra commuter board for the first time in 30 years, reports WBBM’s John Cody.
State lawmakers put the new head of Metra on the hot seat Monday over frequent weather delays during the record cold this winter.
Interim CEO Don Orseno, a former chief of operations and a train engineer earlier in his career, on Friday was named chief executive officer at $262,000 a year.
Trains on Metra’s North Central Service that were halted because of a freight train derailment Tuesday will resume Wednesday morning.
A Canadian National Railway train derailed in Mundelein early Tuesday, blocking all other trains that use the same tracks, including Metra North Central Service — which runs between Antioch and Union Station.
Temperatures more suited for the North Pole are returning to the Chicago area, and will leave the region in a deep freeze for the next 2 ½ days, similar to the arctic blast we endured three weeks ago.
Metra is warning about possible delays for Monday’s commute, when wind chills may dive to 40 below.