Electric Line Derailment Causes Delays For Morning RushService 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.
CTA Closes Madison/Wabash Loop Stop; South Shore Line Adding New Express TrainsThe 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.
South Shore Line Taking Tickets Via SmartphoneThe 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.
Suspicious Package Cleared In Hyde Park; Metra Trains Running AgainA 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.
Winter Storm Closes NWI Interstates, South Shore LineThe 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.
Homeless Man Gets 20 Years For Knife Attack At East Chicago Train StationJawaun Dontell Woods, 25, pleaded guilty but mentally ill to the charge in the Nov. 26 assault at the South Shore station.
Suspect In South Shore Train Station Stabbing IdentifiedIndiana transit police have identified a suspect accused of stabbing a man outside the South Shore train station in East Chicago.
Man Slashed By Attacker At South Shore Train Station In East ChicagoPolice are looking for the attacker who slashed a man’s throat Monday night at the South Shore Line train station in East Chicago, Ind.
South Shore Train Service Restored East Of HammondService 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 During NATO SummitMetra says it lost $800,000 in revenues during the NATO Summit weekend last month, as riders stayed away.
Tight Security Remains In Place On Commuter Trains; Some Runs CanceledWhile commuters riding the rails will face increased security Monday morning, some riders may not have any trains at all to catch.
Train Commuters Prepared For NATO Summit RestrictionsCommuters on Metra and South Shore Line trains are prepared for major headaches as the NATO Summit approaches in just two days.