Metra Train Struck By LightningTuesday morning’s storms caused hundreds of Metra passengers to be late, after lightning apparently struck a Union Pacific-North Line train.
Metra UP/N Trains Running Again After Pedestrian Fatally Struck Outbound train service on Metra’s Union Pacific/North Line has been halted during Tuesday’s evening rush after a train struck a pedestrian near north suburban Wilmette.
Woman Killed By Metra Train In HighwoodA woman was struck and killed by a Metra train Tuesday morning in north suburban Highwood, causing significant delays for commuters during the morning rush.
Metra UP/North Trains Back On Schedule After Sunday DerailmentTrains have resumed normal service on the Union Pacific/North Line Monday morning after a train derailed in north suburban Waukegan last night.
Three More Metra Lines Get Wind Gauges To Reduce Storm DelaysUnion Pacific rules require trains operated by UP to stop when there are extreme winds. Without the gauges, trains have to stop whenever there are powerful winds anywhere in the greater Chicagoland area, not just along a specific line.
Metra Hopes For Smooth Morning Rush After Switch ProblemsMetra is hoping for a normal rush hour, one day after a series of problems led to delays for most homebound commuters.
Several Metra Trains Not Running MondaySeveral Metra trains on the Union Pacific/North Line and the BNSF Railway are not running Monday morning due to “manpower” issues.
Union Pacific Signal Problems Lead To Some Metra DelaysSystemwide signal problems on the Union Pacific railroad on Tuesday morning led to a handful of Metra trains being delayed or stopped while the issue was fixed.