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

Alcohol Briefly Banned On Illinois Amtrak Trains Due To Lapsed License

Amtrak trains briefly went dry in Illinois on Wednesday.

CBS Chicago–02/02/2012

Metra locomotive (CBS File Photo)

Metra Seeks To Remedy On-Time Performance Slip

On-time performance at Metra has slipped last year, and the commuter rail agency’s chairman, chief executive officer and board want something done about it.

WBBM Newsradio–01/23/2012

Metra commuter train makes it way along the tracks. (Credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Metra All Ready For Another Blizzard, If Necessary

So far, the Chicago area has had only a dusting of snow. But Metra says it is ready to battle another blizzard — if one occurs.

WBBM Newsradio–12/19/2011

Metra locomotive (CBS File Photo)

Metra Steps Up Campaign To Spot Lax Fare Collectors

Metra is stepping up its campaign to spot conductors who are lax about collecting fares.

09/19/2011

A security dog is present at a downtown Chicago train station on Friday. (CBS)

Security Tightens In Chicago

CBS 2′s Suzanne Le Mignot talks with train passengers about enhanced security at stations as the Sept. 11 anniversary nears.

09/09/2011

French High Speed Rail V150 Train

Illinois In Line For Next-Generation Trains

Illinois is in line for funding to purchase some new trains.

CBS Chicago–08/04/2011

Metra locomotive (CBS File Photo)

Metra To Quit Practices That Artificially Inflate On-Time Figures

Metra is changing how it reports late trains, so commuters will have more accurate information about which trains are chronically delayed.

CBS Chicago–07/21/2011

UP West Metra Train

Worker Absences Prompt Shutdown Of West Suburban Metra Line

The Metra Union Pacific West Line had no trains running for part of Monday morning because there simply weren’t enough engineers to go around.

CBS Chicago–06/13/2011

Metra Train

Quiet Cars Coming To All Metra Lines

Starting today, all the lines in the Metra commuter rail system will introduce “quiet cars” on their trains.

CBS Chicago–06/06/2011

French High Speed Rail V150 Train

Study Touts Benefits Of High-Speed Rail

Although Wisconsin, Ohio and Florida have rejected federal high-speed rail money, Illinois and 34 other states are fighting over it. A new study, funded by the manufacturing giant Siemens, sees plenty of advantages and believes support could grow quickly.

CBS Chicago–05/23/2011

Metra locomotive (CBS File Photo)

Shhh! More ‘Quiet Cars’ Coming To Metra Trains

Metra says its test of “quiet cars” has been so successful the rail agency will roll them out on all of its rush-hour trains.

05/13/2011

CTA Bus (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

CTA To Run Extra Service For Bulls, Blackhawks Fans Heading To Playoffs

The CTA is providing extra service for both Bulls and Blackhawks fans heading to playoff games this weekend.

04/15/2011

Metra Logo

Plans On Track To Expand Heritage Corridor Train Service

Plans to expand commuter service on the Heritage Corridor rail line in the southwest suburbs appear to be on track.

CBS Chicago–04/05/2011

Metra Train

Metra Weighs Putting Defibrillators On Trains

Metra is weighing whether to become the first commuter rail agency in the nation to put defibrillators aboard its trains.

WBBM Newsradio–02/14/2011

Metra commuter train makes it way along the tracks. (Credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Metra Officials On Blizzard: We Could Have Done Better

Metra officials concede that they could have done a better job dealing with the Blizzard of 2011.

WBBM Newsradio–02/11/2011

'L' Train Bypass

CTA Apologizes For Delays As Commuters Crowd Trains

Chicago Transit Authority President Rich Rodriguez apologized Thursday after many CTA trains were delayed or crowded to capacity when commuters began returning to work in the wake of this week’s blizzard.

CBS Chicago–02/03/2011

(Credit: Steve Miller/WBBM)

Metra Cancels Trains Due To Blizzard

Metra is canceling several trains due to the dangerous weather conditions.

02/01/2011

Red Line Train

Weekend Trains To Bypass 3 Red Line Stations On North Side

CTA riders in the North Side Rogers Park neighborhood may have to adjust their travel plans this weekend when track work will force southbound Red Line trains to bypass three stations.

12/02/2010

Metra locomotive (CBS File Photo)

Metra To Meet On High Soot Levels

The commuter rail agency takes issue with findings of air quality tests at its two busiest downtown terminals, and aboard trains leaving them.

WBBM Newsradio–11/08/2010

Red Line Train

Overnight Red, Blue Line Delays This Week

Overnight CTA construction is expected to cause delays on the Red and Blue lines all week.

10/31/2010

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