Union Pacific Railroad

A CTA train. (CBS)

CTA Still Examining Three Options To Extend Red Line South

The CTA says, contrary to published reports, it has NOT narrowed to two the list of potential routes for a Red Line extension to 130th Street. Nor is it in a position to move ahead with construction.


A Union Pacific freight train hauling coal from Wyoming to Wisconsin derailed near the border between north suburban Glenview and Northbrook on July 4, 2012. A railroad bridge also collapsed in the wreck. (Credit: CBS)

Union Pacific Railroad Concedes Misstatements About Deadly Wreck

The Union Pacific Railroad is correcting some misinformation about the July 4th freight train derailment that killed a Glenview couple.

CBS Chicago–07/18/2012

Metra Train Halted

Metra’s Storm Delays Partly Due To UP Safety Rules

Metra has been rolling with the punches in severe weather the past few weeks, the same as everyone else. But the recent storms have underscored a difference that is creating delays for commuters.

WBBM Newsradio–07/18/2011

Railroad Crossing

Work Begins On High-Speed Rail To St. Louis

A new season of re-construction begins Saturday on the rail line between Chicago and St. Louis that Amtrak is transforming into a 110-mile-an-hour corridor.

CBS Chicago–04/02/2011

Railroad Crossing

Illinois Moves Ahead With High-Speed Rail Plans

Illinois came a step closer to high-speed rail on Tuesday, with a project that is bringing 6,000 new jobs.

CBS Chicago–03/22/2011