Union Station Makeover Not Meeting Commuters' NeedsRepairs are underway at Metra's home base in Union Station, but commuters are struggling to see the benefits of another huge project that recently was completed.
Amtrak Fires Traced To Trains' Battery BoxesEvery day, more than 300 Amtrak trains cruise across the country. Every so often, one catches fire.
Amtrak Is Shutting Down Service In Chicago Due To Extreme ColdAmtrak will cancel all train service to and from Chicago for Wednesday and some for Thursday due to extreme cold, Amtrak said in a release. 
Amtrak Train Hits Unoccupied Vehicle on Indiana TrackAn Amtrak train from Chicago to Grand Rapids, Michigan, hit an unoccupied vehicle on the track in Indiana, but no passengers or crew were injured.
High Speed Rail From St. Louis To Chicago Faces More DelaysDelays in installing and testing new GPS-related safety technology kept Amtrak trains from hitting high speeds of 90 mph during 2018.
Chicago-Bound Amtrak Train From D.C. Collides With VehicleAn Amtrak train bound for Chicago struck a vehicle in Ranson, West Virginia on Monday, according to the company. 
'A State Of Disrepair', Metra To Get More Used Trains To Fix Current ProblemsMetra said it plans to add 42 more locomotives that are used to its fleet early next year. There could be a few new engines in the mix but the prospects and the pricing are still under review.
Metra Trains Running Again At Union Station After Amtrak Signal ProblemMetra trains on five lines that operate out of Union Station were running up to 45 minutes late Thursday morning.
Fire Forces Evacuation of Chicago-Milwaukee Amtrak TrainA fire on an Amtrak train bound for Milwaukee from Chicago Tuesday night, on the Hiawatha line, led to the evacuation of 210 passengers, Amtrak officials said. 
Empire Builder Trains Between Chicago-Seattle Stuck In WisconsinAbout 400 Amtrak passengers on two Empire Builder trains had been stranded since Tuesday in Wisconsin, stuck on the tracks due to flooding.
Man Killed When Amtrak Train Hits Car In Michigan CityA 67-year-old man was killed when a westbound Amtrak train hit a car on the tracks Thursday morning in Michigan City, Indiana.
Legislation Would Make Attack Aboard Train Federal CrimeU.S. Sens. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois and John Hoeven of North Dakota marked the anniversary of the shooting of an Amtrak conductor in suburban Chicago with the introduction of legislation that would make such an attack a federal crime.
Amtrak Train To Michigan Unexpectedly Stops Twice, Leaves Passengers SickAmtrak passengers from Chicago's Union Station to Michigan got stuck on their train four hours longer than they expected Monday night.
Amtrak Train Hits Vehicle, One InjuredAn Amtrak train collided with a vehicle Thursday afternoon in Dyer, Ind
Train Carrying Some House Republicans Hits Truck In Virginia; 3 Illinois Reps UnhurtIllinois Congressmen Peter Roskam and Randy Hultgren and several other House Republicans on their way to a retreat in West Virginia were on board a train that hit a garbage truck Wednesday morning in Virginia.