Boy Struck, Critically Injured By Metra Train On Far South SideThe pedestrian was struck by a train near the Kensington station at 115th and Front streets about 8:30 a.m., according to Metra and fire officials.
Last Run For Old Metra Electric District HighlinersThe commuter rail agency Friday retires the last of the bi-level Highliners built without toilets in the early 1970s for the Illinois Central R.R., which then operated the Electric District.
Metra Electric Service Back To Normal After Electrical ProblemsNormal service on the Metra Electric District’s Blue Island branch will resume Thursday morning after trains were suspended Wednesday night because of electrical wire problems.
Trains On The Move After Signal And Power Failure On Several Metra LinesBoth inbound and outbound trains were stopped on the Milwaukee District / North Line; the Milwaukee District / West Line; the Rock Island District Line; and the Metra Electric District, the transit agency reported at 12:50 a.m. Wednesday. Signals and power were completely restored by 2:23 a.m.
Service Restored On Metra Electric Branch After Semi Hits PillarThe driver of a semi heading south in the 7400 block of South Exchange struck a pillar holding electrical wires overhead about 5:30 p.m., according to Metra and Chicago Police officials.
Juvenile Electrocuted After Climbing On Top Of Metra TrainAround 7 p.m. Sunday, two juveniles snuck into the rail yard at the University Park station along the Metra Electric Line. One of them climbed on top of a train, and was electrocuted.
Suspicious Package Cleared In Hyde Park; Metra Trains Running AgainA suspicious package at a Metra station in the Hyde Park neighborhood halted trains for more than an hour on the South Side early Thursday afternoon.
Metra Cops To Park Cars, Board Trains This SummerMetra police said the move was an effort to raise officers’ visibility as the summer season brings more casual riders on the trains, along with regular daily commuters.
Metra Reminds Commuter Of Security Measures For NATOMetra is reminding riders of security restrictions and schedule changes for the NATO summit.
Metra Set To Receive New Cars For Electric District Line Metra will begin taking delivery of 160 long-awaited cars for its Electric District service around Labor Day.