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Railroad Crossing

Local Residents Reminisce On North Shore Line

There was a time when you could hop on a train at certain North Side ‘L’ stations, sit down in a tavern-lounge car, order a drink and eat a freshly-cooked hamburger as you rode to Milwaukee at up to 90 miles an hour.

01/20/2013

CTA Train (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Fares Increase Monday For Half Of The CTA’s Riders

The price of a one-day pass will nearly double, from $5.75 to $10. A three-day pass that now costs $14 will cost $20. The seven-day pass will increase in price from $23 to $28 and the 30-day pass will increase in price from $86 to $100.

01/13/2013

Metra L

Metra Trains Delayed After Train Derails Downtown; No One Injured

Wheels on the second and third cars of a northbound Metra train left the tracks, but all of the cars remain upright near 155 N. Canal St., just north of the Ogilvie Transportation Center. The train appeared to be pulling at least six cars.

12/24/2012

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2 Sent To Hospital After Car Is Hit By Metra Train On South Side

Two people inside a vehicle struck by a Metra train Monday evening on the South Side were hospitalized — one in critical condition.

12/10/2012

Metra locomotive (CBS File Photo)

Man Saves Teen, Car From Train, But Don’t Call Him A Hero

The mystery man who helped a teenager get a stalled car off railroad tracks in Tinley Park last week as a train was approaching says he’s not really a hero.

11/06/2012

Audio: Coyotes Howl At Passing Train In Indiana Dunes

WBBM Newsradio’s Mike Krauser recorded coyotes howling at a passing train in the Indiana Dunes, near Beverly Shores.

10/05/2012

Photo Of Amtrak Rail Car. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

City Of New Orleans Trains To Reach New Orleans Again Starting Tuesday

Amtrak says the City of New Orleans passenger train will pull into its namesake city this coming Tuesday, the first time since late August.

CBS Chicago–09/08/2012

A car collided with a CTA train in the 4600 block of North Kedzie on Friday afternoon. (CBS)

Police Car Collides With CTA Train During Pursuit

CBS 2 observed the accident scene at the Brown Line Kedzie stop: a mangled car against the side of a CTA commuter train.

08/10/2012

Burton Lindner, 69, and his wife Zorine, 70 (Family Photo)

Family Of Train Wreck Victims Sues Railroad; Cleanup Halted

The family of a Glenview couple killed in a train derailment and bridge collapse has filed a wrongful death suit against Union Pacific Railroad over the incident, and a judge has ordered cleanup of the wreck halted to preserve evidence in the case.

CBS Chicago–07/06/2012

An engine caught fire on at Amtrak train. (Credit: Chicago Fire Department)

Amtrak Train Engine Catches Fire

The engine of an Amtrak passenger train caught fire Wednesday south of Union Station.

06/27/2012

Red Line Fatal

Man Struck, Killed By Train On Red Line Tracks

A 27-year-old Glenview man was hit and killed by a Red Line ‘L’ train in Rogers Park early Thursday.

CBS Chicago–04/05/2012

Ravinia Festival

Glen Campbell’s Goodbye Tour Among Season’s Headliners At Ravinia

Ravinia has something for everyone as usual this summer, from multiple headliners who performed at the original Woodstock to an artist who played at Lollapalooza not long ago – not to mention a stop by Glen Campbell on his goodbye tour.

CBS Chicago–03/08/2012

Metra locomotive (CBS File Photo)

Metra Fares Rising Up To 30 Percent On Wednesday

Starting Wednesday, Metra riders will see a big increase in fares, with most riders paying 30 percent more.

01/30/2012

Metra Train

Boy Dies After Stepping In Front Of Metra Train In Lake Forest

Several Metra Union Pacific North Line trains were delayed Monday morning after an inbound train struck a pedestrian in Lake Forest.

CBS Chicago–01/09/2012

Smoke rises from the scene of a train derailment and fire near Westville, Ind. Friday afternoon. (CBS)

Massive Train Accident, Fire In NW Indiana

Three freight trains collided in Northwest Indiana, just east of Valparaiso, causing a massive chain reaction derailment and small fire.

01/06/2012

Metra Train

Delays On Metra North Central Line After Car Hits Train

A Metra North Central line train was hit by a car this morning near Steeger Road west of Rand Road.

11/29/2011

Metra Train Hits Car

Metra Train Delayed After Hitting Car In Libertyville

A Metra train was delayed for half an hour Tuesday morning after slamming into an empty car in Libertyville.

CBS Chicago–11/01/2011

Metra Fatal

Metra Train Strikes, Kills Pedestrian In Vernon Hills

A train struck and killed a pedestrian early Thursday in Vernon Hills, prompting authorities to halt the train and leaving early-morning commuters delayed.

CBS Chicago–09/15/2011

Metra locomotive (CBS File Photo)

Note About Bad Dream Mistaken For Bomb Threat On Metra Train

A man on a Metra train Monday night was only trying to ease his fears about a bad dream he had, but the note he passed to the train conductor was mistaken for a bomb threat.

CBS Chicago–09/13/2011

An Amtrak train originating in Chicago collided with a truck in Nevada June 24, killing the driver and five people aboard the train. (Robert Hill/CNN)

Attendant Faults Amtrak In Latest Suit Over Fatal Nev. Accident

Another lawsuit has been filed over the crash of an Amtrak train that left Chicago and was hit by a truck in Nevada, killing six people more than a week ago.

07/04/2011

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