Metra BNSF Line Back On Schedule After Morning Mechanical Issues Monday proved to be a frustrating day for Metra commuters. Passengers waited for a BNSF train that was stopped due to a mechanical failure.
Metra: No Fare Increase In 2019, Government Funding Needed In 2020Metra's Board of Directors agreed Metra will not raise the price of fares next year; however, board members addressed the need for more public aid and government funding, pointing to the system's deterioration.
Metra Bridges In Need Of Serious Repair troubling number of Metra bridges are in need of serious repair. According to a recent report, 61 bridges that carry commuter trains every day have received a poor rating and are in need of repairs.
Metra Train Problems Still Being Worked Out After Monday's Union Station GridlockThousands of commuters were caught up in a mess at Chicago's Union Station Monday afternoon as Metra dealt with rail signal problems just as rush hour began.
Metra Receives Storm Of Complaints Over Bogus Tornado Warning, DelaysMetra was hit with a storm of complaints regarding a bogus tornado warning and a stalled train Monday. The Metra delays impacted 33 trains, some with delays as long as two hours.
Metra Mess: Southwest Service, Heritage Corridor, And BNSF Lines DelayedSouthwest Service, Heritage Corridor, and BNSF Metra lines are delayed. Metra says a Southwest Service train broke down on the tracks Monday, creating snarling inbound and outbound traffic.
Metra Struggles With Broken Air Conditioning Units, Crowding On BNSF LineMetra BNSF line passengers say they were roasting on the rails because of air conditioning problems.
Service Shut-Down Planned for Metra's Electric LineService along the Blue Island branch of the Metra Electric Line will be shut down Saturday to allow workers to replace rail ties.
Petition Asks CTA To Install Blue Lights To Prevent SuicideA Chicago resident has started an online petition asking Metra and the Chicago Transit Authority to install calming blue lights at all train stations as a way to prevent train suicides.
Metra Plans To Add Trains For Chicago's Pride ParadeMetra announced they will add train services to accommodate those attending the 49th Annual Chicago Pride Parade on Sunday, June 24.
Metra Heritage Corridor and Southwest Service Trains Stalled Due To HeatA spokesperson from Metra says the Metra Heritage Corridor and Southwest service trains are not moving.
Commuter Confusion And Delays As Metra Installs Safety System"It's going to take some time. It is not an instantaneous fix."