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Union Pacific/Northwest Line

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Three More Metra Lines Get Wind Gauges To Reduce Storm Delays

Union 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.

05/01/2014

A Metra Commuter Train (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Metra UP Northwest Line Trains Stopped In Barrington

Some Metra Union Pacific/Northwest Line trains are experiencing delays up to an hour and half due to mechanical problems in the northwest suburbs Tuesday morning.

04/22/2014

Several Metra Trains Delayed, Some Canceled For Morning Rush

Switching and mechanical problems – as well as at least two cars stuck on the tracks – caused delays and a few cancellations on several Metra lines during the Thursday morning commute.

01/09/2014

Railroad Crossing

Metra Train Hits Elderly Cyclist In Mount Prospect

Trains on Metra’s Union Pacific/Northwest Line were being delayed Wednesday morning, after a cyclist was struck by a train near Mount Prospect.

09/25/2013

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)

Union Pacific Signal Problems Lead To Some Metra Delays

Systemwide 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.

04/09/2013

A Metra railroad crossing (credit: CBS)

Person Hit, Killed By Metra Train

The person was fatally hit near the Irving Park station in the 3900 block of North Avondale Avenue, according to Fire Media Affairs.

11/23/2012

A Metra train struck this truck on Friday in Mt. Prospect. (CBS)

Truck Driver Killed, Several Hurt In Metra Train Crash

A Metra train crashed into a semi-trailer truck Friday morning in Mount Prospect, causing the truck to burst into flames.

CBS Chicago–05/13/2011