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Two Indiana women barely dodged a 14,000-ton freight train recently as they found themselves stuck on an Indiana trestle.
“Breezing” next to train tracks apparently is a potent draw for some young kids, which is why the police chief of Maple Park held a safety class Wednesday.
Indiana authorities have released a surveillance photo in an effort to catch the man who assaulted an 84-year-old man and stole his wallet.
A woman and a Shih Tzu named Tuxedo narrowly escaped serious injury after an oncoming train in west suburban Riverside struck the woman’s vehicle on Thursday.
A train struck a vehicle in northwest suburban Des Plaines Monday afternoon, halting all inbound and outbound Metra trains on the Union Pacific Northwest line.
According to the Chicago Transit Authority, there could be a new transition schedule for the Ventra fare payment system as early as next month. This comes after the CTA set three performance standards for Cubic Transportation Systems — the company behind Ventra — back in November. As of January 1st, the CTA says Cubic has met these standards.
If you have the cash to outbid the competition, you can soon purchase your very own Chicago L train. No word yet on whether it comes with angry passengers complaining about Ventra.
Despite the abundance of public transportation options, trains remain a popular and consistent way to travel easily. Check out the world’s coolest train stations.
A CTA bulletin posted tonight in all train yards orders employees to isolate all defective cars and put chocks on all wheels to make sure they can’t move.
Fifteen-year-old Diquan Thomas was struck and killed Wednesday by a freight train. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.
The train struck the woman about 4:30 p.m. near West 115th and South State streets, according to Fire Media Affairs.
Dominic Syzmanski amazingly lost only a foot and a few toes on the other foot when he was hit by a train two months ago. Tuesday, he surprised his entire school during an afternoon assembly.
Dominic Szymanski, the fifth-grade boy who was hit by a train in downtown northwest suburban Barrington on March 15, was able to return home from the hospital earlier this week.
The conductor of a Norfolk Southern freight train that collided with a car in Chicago’s south side Hegewisch neighborhood today saw the driver go around the tracks, but the train couldn’t stop in time.
A Metra train struck an 11-year-old boy Friday evening in northwest suburban Barrington.
Passengers on a Metra train headed to Chicago on Friday morning got downtown about 80 minutes late because the train’s doors would not close after a stop at the Naperville station.
A woman who had the railroad crossing gate come down on her SUV while traveling westbound Friday in North Chicago escaped injury when a freight train clipped her vehicle.
Thirteen minutes. That’s how long a door aboard a moving Metra train stayed open Tuesday evening before a conductor discovered the problem.
Service has been suspended on the South Shore train line in Northwest Indiana due to a derailment in Michigan City.