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UP West Metra Train

Metra Seeks More Spare Train Cars, Better E-Alerts

Metra soon hopes to give you E-alerts about trains at specific times, not just for specific lines.

WBBM Newsradio–02/20/2014

UP West Metra Train

Lack Of Spare Train Cars Means Crowded Rides On Metra

This will be another crowded day on many rush-hour Metra trains, and it appears that riders will have to endure shorter, and in many cases more crowded, trains at least through Friday.

01/15/2014

CTA train. (CBS)

CTA Unveils Seat Configurations On New Cars

Acting on rider complaints, the CTA on Friday released the proposed seating configuration it will provide to manufacturers bidding on its next generation of ‘L’ cars.

08/02/2013

Metra locomotive (CBS File Photo)

Metra To Refurbish Cars With Electrical Outlets, Flush Toilets

Metra wants to make your commute more comfortable, whether you’re on your computer or in the can.

CBS Chicago–07/18/2012

CTA train (CBS file)

Report: New ‘L’ Cars Were Pulled Because Of Defective Parts From China

New CTA ‘L’ cars that have been shelved since December will not be back on-line until June, as important repairs must be made first.

CBS Chicago–03/08/2012