All Aboard "The Joliet Rocket!"Preparations are underway for an event that gives participants the chance to ride a vintage train from Joliet to downtown Chicago.
Wi-Fi Now Available At All Downtown Metra StationsMetra riders can now access free Wi-Fi hotspots at all five downtown stations, the transit agency announced Thursday.
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.
Metra Train Strikes Wall Pulling Into LaSalle Street StationFour people reportedly were taken to hospitals after a Metra Rock Island train hit a concrete retaining wall while pulling into the station downtown.