Union Pacific Northwest Line

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.

07/13/2015

Railroad Crossing

Man Struck And Killed By Metra Train In Des Plaines

The pedestrian was struck about 5:10 at the Des Plaines Train Depot at 1501 E. Miner St., according to a Metra spokesman and police. Witnesses said the pedestrian, a man in his 40’s, stepped off the train platform in front of the moving train as it approached the station.

08/27/2014

Police investigate after a 17-year-old boy was struck and killed by a Metra train in the Norwood Park neighborhood. (Credit: CBS)

Teen Struck, Killed By Metra Train On Northwest Side

A 17-year-old boy who attended Taft High School was struck and killed by a Metra train on Friday, just blocks away from school.

03/07/2014

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.

01/07/2014

A pedestrian was reportedly killed Friday near Arlington Heights by a Metra commuter train. (CBS)

Metra Train Fatally Strikes Person Near Arlington Heights

Outbound trains on the Metra Union Pacific Northwest Line are stopped near northwest suburban Arlington Heights due to a train fatally striking a pedestrian there Friday afternoon.

03/16/2012

Metra Fatal Crash

Metra Train Slams Into Car In Palatine; Driver Killed

Metra trains on the Union Pacific Northwest line were halted Monday morning, after an inbound train slammed into a car in Palatine.

CBS Chicago–12/27/2011