Metra To Offer Added Service For Memorial Day WeekendMetra will offer added service to most train lines for Memorial Day weekend.
Metra Heritage Corridor Trains Halted After Body Found On Tracks In BridgeportMetra has halted all inbound Heritage Corridor trains during the morning rush, after a body was spotted on the tracks in the Bridgeport neighborhood.
Congressman To Amtrak: Fix Union Station's Falling ConcreteA U.S. Congressman is calling on Amtrak to fix the falling concrete and failing infrastructure at Union Station after it delayed several Metra trains Wednesday morning.
Falling Concrete At Union Station Closes Three Metra TracksThree tracks at Union Station have been closed during the Wednesday morning rush, due to falling concrete.
"This Looks Like A Very Big Garbage Dump": Riders At Harvey's 147th Street Sibley Boulevard Metra Stop Fed Up With TrashBefore catching a train in Harvey, riders have to deal with walking past piles of garbage all over the ground.
Metra Offering Free Rides To Kids On Thursday For 'Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day'Metra, the Chicago area's commuter rail agency, is making it cheaper for parents to take part in Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.
Metra Train Kills Pedestrian; Milwaukee District West And North Central Service Trains HaltedTrains on the Metra's Milwaukee District West and North Central Service lines were halted Monday morning, after a Milwaukee District West train struck and killed a pedestrian near Elmwood Park.
Amtrak, Metra Debate Who Should Run Metra's Trains Out Of Union StationThe agony of February 28 is what led to the hearing. That's when an Amtrak computer blackout led to the stranding of more than tens of thousands of Metra commuters. Now, Metra said it can do a better job of dispatching its trains.
Metra Riders Can Now Report Safety Concerns Using New AppMetra riders can now download the COPS app that allows users to discreetly report security concerns to police from the train or station.
Metra BNSF Trains Delayed Due To Signal Problems Near Union StationSignal problems near Union Station have caused significant delays for Metra BNSF Railway line trains during the Thursday morning rush.
Broken Rail Leads To More Concerns About Metra Railroad Crossings In MokenaMokena's mayor said the gates did what they were supposed to do when there is a broken rail, but drivers want to know why it seems to keep happening despite the very public outcry about safety.
'Every Day, It's Like A Nightmare'; Man Not Convinced Metra Crossing Where Daughter Was Killed In Mokena In 2012 Is Now SafeFor months, Metra has been dealing with complaints about the warning gates at a railroad crossing in Mokena; every time the agency reported there were no injuries caused by malfunctioning lights and gates. However, one family reached out only to CBS 2’s Jeremy Ross, claiming that’s far from the case.
Inbound Metra UP Northwest Trains Moving Again, Outbound Trains Still Halted After Pedestrian Hit Near Edison ParkAround 7:30 a.m., an inbound train hit and killed a pedestrian near the Edison Park station, a Metra spokesperson said.
Metra Buying At Least 200 New Rail Cars, Seeks New DesignsMetra is buying at least 200 new railcars, and the northeastern Illinois commuter rail agency says it's open to new designs that will provide more seating capacity.
New Metra Concerns In Mokena When Railroad Crossing Arms MalfunctionFor months drivers in south suburban Mokena have raised concerns about their safety at railroad crossings. First the crossing arm was not going down as well as several other issues CBS 2 documented over the last several months. Now the crossing arms are not going up.