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.
Woman Injured When Metra Train Hits SUV In HometownA woman suffered non-life-threatening injuries when her SUV was struck by a Metra train Wednesday morning in southwest suburban Hometown, near the Chicago border.
Citing Fire Hazard, Metra Bans Hoverboards On All TrainsMetra calls itself “The way to really” fly, but it will not be the place for tech geeks to “hover.” The rail agency announced Friday that hoverboards will no longer be permitted on trains “due to concerns over potential fire hazards,” a statement from Metra said.
Arctic Chill Has Chicago In Deep FreezeWinter’s first bitter blast sent temperatures down to 1 below zero around 6 a.m., with a wind chill as cold as 18 below overnight at O’Hare International Airport.
Two Killed, Four Injured After Metra Train Strikes Vehicle In SW Suburbs
Guide To Spending New Year's Eve 2015 In ChicagoFrom must-see shows to special parties, here's a guide to some of the best ways to ring in 2016 in Chicago.
Buffalo Grove Man Charged With Punching Metra Conductor In FaceA 51-year-old north suburban man has been charged with punching a Metra conductor in the face two weeks ago at Union Station, according to the transit agency.
Wi-Fi Now Available At All Downtown Metra StationsMetra riders can now access free Wi-Fi hotspots at all five downtown stations, the transit agency announced Thursday.
Person Struck By Metra Train Near River GroveInbound train No. 2202, scheduled to arrive in Chicago at 6:13 a.m., was stopped shortly before 5 a.m. after it struck the pedestrian near the River Grove station at Thatcher Avenue and Arnold Street, Metra spokeswoman Meg Reile said.
Chicago Area Transit Officials Increasingly Anxious As State Budget Impasse ContinuesChicago-area transit officials sound increasingly anxious over the inability to legislative leaders and the governor to reach agreement on a state budget.
Ventra App Proves Popular With Transit Riders On Public DebutThe Ventra smart phone app is off to a fast start. By mid-afternoon Thursday, the first day it was available to the general public, more than 20,000 people had downloaded the free app and it was the #3 trending app at The App Store.
Metra Train Evacuated After Traction Motor Fire A Milwaukee District North Line Metra train was evacuated Tuesday evening due to a fire.