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Metra Removes Two Engineers After Incidents On Rock Island Line

Two Metra engineers are removed from duty after what passengers describe as wild rides on the Rock Island Line.


credit: Steve Hardy/CBS Digital Chicago

Metra Rock Island Line Resumes Normal Schedule After Train Hits Pedestrian

Trains on Metra’s Rock Island Line were back on a normal schedule Monday afternoon, hours after an inbound train from Joliet it a pedestrian near New Lenox.


Tristian Hicks Williams (left) and her sons Jayvon and JonKing (right) were in a minivan struck by a Metra train on Oct. 16, 2012. Williams was killed, while her sons survived. (Photos courtesy: Facebook)

Woman Dead, Kids Hurt When Metra Rock Island Train Hits Van

A woman was killed and two children injured after a Metra train hit a vehicle on the South Side.


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Metra Trains Stopped For Incident With Vehicle

Two Metra trains are stopped Wednesday night for an incident involving a train and an automobile.


Metra Robbery Suspects

4 Teens Charged In South Side Metra Robberies

Four teenagers are in custody, accused in a string of armed robberies at a South Side Metra station.

CBS Chicago–10/24/2011

Englewood Flyover

Plans Finalized For Englewood Railroad Flyover Bridge

Relief may be around the bend for thousands of Metra’s Rock Island line commuters accustomed to big delays caused by the railroad traffic bottleneck on Chicago’s South Side.

WBBM Newsradio–06/23/2011

Metra locomotive (CBS File Photo)

Metra To Open 35th Street Station In Time For Sox Opener

Chicago White Sox fans will have a new option for getting to and from games at U.S. Cellular Field this season: Metra trains.

CBS Chicago–03/11/2011

Metra Train

Metra ‘Quiet Car’ Trial Run Off To Good Start

Metra’s “quiet car” trial run on the Rock Island line is just four days old but, already most people are liking what they don’t hear.


A Metra Commuter Train (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Metra Ready To Test ‘Quiet Cars’

Next month, Metra will begin its test of “quiet cars” along the Rock Island Line.

WBBM Newsradio–12/17/2010