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Metra commuters pack onto a crowded Union Pacific North Line train on Monday, after service resumed following a 90-minute shutdown due to fears of dangerously high winds. (Credit: CBS)

Union Pacific Admits Jumping The Gun, Misjudging Wind Before Halting Metra Trains

Trains on three busy Metra lines were halted for about 90 minutes Monday morning, out of fear of high winds from storms that swept through the area, but it appears to have been much ado about nothing.


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

Metra Service Modified, Some Trains Canceled Due To Cold

Metra canceled dozens of trains Tuesday and combined several other inbound and outbound routes on BNSF and Union Pacific lines as historically cold temperatures continued to wreak havoc on the rail system.


File Photo (Mario Tama/ Getty Images)

Metra UP North Line Trains Running Again After Pedestrian Struck

Metra trains are moving again on the Union Pacific North line after being halted Wednesday evening when a pedestrian was fatally struck near the Rogers Park station.



Not Too Many Commuters Taking Metra This NATO Monday

It has been an extremely light and fast morning for public transit riders, whose numbers have been radically reduced by the NATO summit.

WBBM Newsradio–05/21/2012

Metra locomotive (CBS File Photo)

Boy, 15, Struck And Killed By Metra Train In Lake Forest

A 15-year-old boy was hit and killed by a Metra train in Lake Forest Tuesday morning.

CBS Chicago–02/28/2012

Metra locomotive (CBS File Photo)

Derailment Snags Metra UP-North Line

The Metra Union Pacific North Line ran into some serious snags Friday morning, after some equipment derailed at a train yard in Waukegan.

CBS Chicago–01/20/2012

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

Metra locomotive (CBS File Photo)

Metra To Resume Bridge Replacement Work On UP North Line

A year after a disastrous attempt to begin bridge replacement work on the Union Pacific North line in a two-mile stretch of Chicago’s North Side, Metra is about to try again.

WBBM Newsradio–08/29/2011

A Metra Commuter Train (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Condo Residents May Try To Stop UP North Project

Residents of a North Side condominium complex may try to derail the latest plan to rebuild a portion of Metra’s Union Pacific North line.

CBS Chicago–05/15/2011

A Metra Commuter Train (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Metra To Hold Hearing On UP North Plans On March 29

Residents who live along the route of Metra’s Union Pacific North line will have the chance on March 29 to sound off on revised reconstruction plans.

WBBM Newsradio–03/22/2011

A Metra Commuter Train (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Metra UP North Line Bridge Rehabs Resume In April

Metra officials said Friday that bridge reconstruction work will resume in late April along the Union Pacific North Line. But officials insisted there’s no reason for riders to get anxious, much less angry.

WBBM Newsradio–03/11/2011