Train Stations

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The World’s Coolest Train Stations

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.

11/13/2013

Red Line Train

CTA Defends Replacing Private Security Guards With Customer Service Reps

CTA President Forrest Claypool said the customer service reps will offer a stable presence at CTA stations, and know the community where they work.

WBBM Newsradio–05/06/2013

UP West Metra Train

Metra Board Members Balk At Selling Station Naming Rights

Metra staff are getting unexpected pushback from some of the commuter rail agency’s board members over proposals to sell the naming rights to its stations and trains.

WBBM Newsradio–03/08/2013

CTA crews replace wooden boards on a Brown Line train platform, because the boards originally installed as part of a $580 million reconstruction project were not weather treated, and had begun rotting just a few years after they were installed. (Credit: CBS)

Cost To Repair Brown Line Rehab Mistakes Swells To $5.7M

CTA fares are going up so that desperately needed infrastructure improvements can be paid for; all while the final fixes are underway to correct costly mistakes made on the CTA’s $580 million Brown Line reconstruction project.

CBS 2–12/11/2012

CTA 'L' Train (File Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

CTA To Allow Liquor Ads On Trains, At ‘L’ Stations

For the first time in 15 years, CTA will accept ads for beer, wine and hard liquor. The change in policy is expected to generate an additional $3.2 million for the cash-strapped agency.

WBBM Newsradio–03/15/2012

Metra locomotive (CBS File Photo)

17 Metra Stations Still Without Power

A day after a powerful storm swept through the area, 17 Metra commuter train stations were still without power.

CBS Chicago–07/12/2011