Metra Offering Free Rides This Weekend On All Service LinesMetra is offering free rides to passengers this weekend on all service lines as a way to "boost weekend ridership" and give passengers a "pat on the back for coping with last week's extreme cold," Metra said in a press release. 
Freight Train Kills Pedestrian In Villa Park; Metra Union Pacific-West Line DelayedA person was struck and killed by a freight train early Monday morning in west suburban Villa Park, leading to significant delays on the Metra Union Pacific-West line.
Metra Adds Express Weekend Trains During Chicago Auto ShowMetra is adding trains that will run directly between Blue Island and McCormick Place on weekends during the Chicago Auto Show.
Station Repairs Forces Riders To Re-Check Their RoutesOwners Ivanhoe Cambridge said they're removing the concrete underbelly of their building as "safely and quickly as possible."
Metra Electric Trains Will Run On Modified Schedule Along Entire Line MondayService for the entire Metra Electric Line will resume Monday, but trains will run on a modified weekday schedule. 
Body Found Near Metra Tracks In Highland ParkInbound and Outbound trains have been halted on the UP North line as officials respond to this incident.
As Metra Rolls Out Positive Train Control, Riders Could Be Confused By Messages About DelaysMetra users are used to alerts after a week full of weather-related schedule changes, but commuters will start hearing a new message that might cause some confusion, and has nothing to do with the weather.
Metra Electric Trains Not Running Wednesday, Thursday Due To Record ColdThe record-setting cold snap gripping Chicago has prompted Metra to suspend service on the Metra Electric line until further notice, and several other Metra lines are experiencing delays in the frigid weather.