Panel Suggests Fixes For Growing Amtrak, Metra, And Freight Train DelaysHoward Learner, president of Chicago's Environmental Law and Policy Center, said the problems can best be described this way: If each airline at O'Hare International Airport had its own traffic controllers, the result would be chaos. Learner said that effectively is what the nation's major railroads are doing.
Switch Project Means Delays, Platform Changes For Metra Riders At Union StationAmtrak will begin a 40-day project to revamp switches on the south end of Union Station, and that could mean delays and platform changes for riders on the BNSF, SouthWest Service and Heritage Corridor lines.
Amtrak Planning Major Renovations At Union StationAmtrak officials plan to open restaurants, coffee shops, and a grocery store as part of a plan to make Union Station a destination location.
2 Investigators: Rail-Station Ruins Put Commuters At RiskPassengers must navigate leaks and slippery floors at Chicago's passenger rail stations. CBS 2's Dave Savini reports.
Suit: City Owes Amtrak, Union Station More Than $500,000 For Viaduct Repairs
City Begins Work On Bus Rapid Transit Lanes In The LoopCity officials were warning of increased traffic delays in the Loop beginning Monday, as work begins on the so-called “Loop Link” project to provide faster bus service from Union Station to Millennium Station.
Construction Of CTA's Loop Link Bus Express Lanes To Start March 16The Chicago Department of Transportation and the Chicago Transit Authority announced the start date for construction of a new Loop bus transit project Monday.
VIDEO: What's Behind The Secret Door At Chicago's Union Station?The train station can be a pretty mundane place where keeping your head down and ignoring the people around you is often the norm. But add a secret door filled with balls from a ball pit, and everything changes.
Union Station Set For $12M RenovationThe iconic 90-year-old Union Station is about to get a $12 million facelift, including upgrades to frequently crowded concourses, and improved temperature controls to avoid burst pipes that twice flooded the rail terminal this month.
Another Pipe Bursts At Union Station, Delaying TrainsTuesday, it was slimy black water on the south concourse floor. Friday afternoon, the water was clear, for the most part, but it left a big puddle at the bottom of the staircase leading to Gates 6, 8 and beyond.
Amtrak Passengers Furious At "Ridiculous" 13-Hour DelayAn Amtrak train headed from Chicago to New York and Boston was delayed for more than 13 hours, and scores of passengers were left scratching their heads, due to several conflicting explanations for the holdup.
Metra, Amtrak Come Up With Plan To Deal With Union Station OvercrowdingMetra and Amtrak have a new plan to deal with overcrowding at Chicago Union Station, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.