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.
Mass Transit Agencies Step Up Security After Paris Terror AttacksPassengers might notice extra security when boarding the train during the morning commute on Monday.
Ventra App To Allow Transit Users To Pay Fares On Their PhonesGetting around Chicago on public transportation is about to get a lot easier. The CTA, Metra, and Pace have announced a new app that will allow riders to pay for fares on all three systems using their mobile devices.
Metra Electric Service Back To Normal After Electrical ProblemsNormal service on the Metra Electric District’s Blue Island branch will resume Thursday morning after trains were suspended Wednesday night because of electrical wire problems.
Metra, Pace Approve Fare IncreasesThe increases are tucked into 2016 budgets that the Metra and Pace boards approved unanimously in separate votes Wednesday.
Trains On The Move After Signal And Power Failure On Several Metra LinesBoth inbound and outbound trains were stopped on the Milwaukee District / North Line; the Milwaukee District / West Line; the Rock Island District Line; and the Metra Electric District, the transit agency reported at 12:50 a.m. Wednesday. Signals and power were completely restored by 2:23 a.m.
Metra Trains Moving Again After Person Struck In BarringtonInbound train No. 624, scheduled to arrive in Chicago at 8:26 AM, struck a pedestrian in Barrington about 7:15 a.m., according to Metra spokesman Tom Miller. Trains were halted in both directions for more than two hours after the crash.
Major Delays On Metra's BNSF LineTrains in both directions on Metra's BNSF line have been halted due to "a pedestrian incident."
Death Aboard Metra Train Was 'Narcotics-Related,' Aurora Police SayAdam Castilla, 25, of Plainfield was found dead in a bathroom aboard a Metra/Burlington Northern passenger train at the Aurora Transportation Center around 2 p.m. Thursday.
Body Found On Metra Train In Aurora, Foul Play Not SuspectedThe body of the man was found aboard a Burlington Northern line train, and officers responded to the Aurora Transportation Center around 2 p.m., police said.
BNSF Service Resumes After Hazmat Incident Metra has suspended service on one of its main commuter lines running between the city and the western suburbs.
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