Union Pacific West 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

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

File Photo (Mario Tama/ Getty Images)

Metra Service Resumes After Man Hit By Freight Train

An eastbound freight train struck the man on the Union Pacific tracks in Wheaton.

08/29/2013

A Metra Commuter Train (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Metra Hopes For Smooth Morning Rush After Switch Problems

Metra is hoping for a normal rush hour, one day after a series of problems led to delays for most homebound commuters.

WBBM Newsradio–06/28/2013

A Metra railroad crossing (credit: CBS)

Metra Trains Resume With Delays On Union Pacific West Line

Metra trains are running again on the Union Pacific West Line after a stalled freight train near Elmhurst cut off all rail travel Thursday morning.

05/30/2013

Metra locomotive (CBS File Photo)

Woman Struck And Killed By Metra Train In Glen Ellyn

Metra Union Pacific West Line trains are delayed up to an hour and a half Monday afternoon after an outbound train struck and killed a woman in west suburban Glen Ellyn Monday afternoon.

04/02/2012

Metra Train

Metra U.P. West Trains Delayed For ‘Strange Object’

Several Metra trains were running late Friday evening and some others were canceled after a strange object was found on a train stopped near west suburban Glen Ellyn.

01/14/2011