South Shore Line
Service on Metra’s Electric Line was back to normal Wednesday morning, after an overnight derailment caused major delays at the start of the morning rush.
The CTA permanently closed its Madison/Wabash ‘L’ stop overnight. The station, built in 1896, was one of the oldest on the CTA elevated system. Demolition of the 118-year-old ‘L’ stop is the first step toward replacing it with a state-of-the-art station on Wabash between Madison and Washington.
The South Shore Line — which runs from South Bend to Chicago — beat the Chicago Transit Authority and Metra to the punch in becoming the first major rail line in the Chicago area to feature mobile ticketing.
A suspicious package at a Metra station in the Hyde Park neighborhood halted trains for more than an hour on the South Side early Thursday afternoon.
The Indiana Department of Transportation has closed Interstate 94, both eastbound and westbound, between the Illinois state line and the U.S. 421 exit at Michigan City, and Interstate 65, both northbound and southbound, between U.S. 12/20 in Gary and mile marker 172 in Lafayette.
Jawaun Dontell Woods, 25, pleaded guilty but mentally ill to the charge in the Nov. 26 assault at the South Shore station.
Indiana transit police have identified a suspect accused of stabbing a man outside the South Shore train station in East Chicago.
Police are looking for the attacker who slashed a man’s throat Monday night at the South Shore Line train station in East Chicago, Ind.
Service on the South Shore commuter train line was temporarily suspended east of Hammond on Wednesday evening, due to damage to the overhead wires that power the trains.
Metra says it lost $800,000 in revenues during the NATO Summit weekend last month, as riders stayed away.
While commuters riding the rails will face increased security Monday morning, some riders may not have any trains at all to catch.
Commuters on Metra and South Shore Line trains are prepared for major headaches as the NATO Summit approaches in just two days.
Some stations on the Metra Electric Line and South Shore Line could be shut down during the upcoming NATO summit, and passengers at other stations could face airport-style security screenings, due to the Secret Service security plan that could be released as soon as Friday afternoon.
Good news for riders of the South Shore and Metra Electric lines: service will operate during the NATO Summit in May.
A 69-year-old woman who was raped at a northwest Indiana train station in August was killed in a hit-and-run on Sunday.
A 16-year-old has been charged in the rape of a 68-year-old woman at a Gary train station earlier this month.
A 68-year-old woman in Gary, Ind., sought shelter at a train station, and instead ended up traumatized and hospitalized after someone attacked and raped her at the Miller stop on the South Shore Line.
Thieves make off with signal wire, slowing trains when signals flash only red.
Transit agency must scramble to make repairs to avoid commuter delays.