With Ventra Back On The Rails, Transition To The New Fare Payment System Could Soon ResumeAccording to the Chicago Transit Authority, there could be a new transition schedule for the Ventra fare payment system as early as next month. This comes after the CTA set three performance standards for Cubic Transportation Systems -- the company behind Ventra -- back in November. As of January 1st, the CTA says Cubic has met these standards.
CTA Auctioning Off Bus Stop Signs, Rail Ties And Even Two Entire 'L' Train CarsIf you have the cash to outbid the competition, you can soon purchase your very own Chicago L train. No word yet on whether it comes with angry passengers complaining about Ventra.
The World's Coolest Train StationsDespite the abundance of public transportation options, trains remain a popular and consistent way to travel easily. Check out the world's coolest train stations.
CTA, Feds Ready To Rule Out Sabotage In 'Ghost Train' CrashA CTA bulletin posted tonight in all train yards orders employees to isolate all defective cars and put chocks on all wheels to make sure they can't move.
Gary, Ind. Teens Watch In Horror As Their Friend Is Killed By TrainFifteen-year-old Diquan Thomas was struck and killed Wednesday by a freight train. CBS 2's Mike Parker reports.
Woman Struck By Train In PullmanThe train struck the woman about 4:30 p.m. near West 115th and South State streets, according to Fire Media Affairs.
11-Year-Old Struck By Train Returns To SchoolDominic Syzmanski amazingly lost only a foot and a few toes on the other foot when he was hit by a train two months ago. Tuesday, he surprised his entire school during an afternoon assembly.
Barrington 5th-Grader Hit By Train Goes Home Dominic Szymanski, the fifth-grade boy who was hit by a train in downtown northwest suburban Barrington on March 15, was able to return home from the hospital earlier this week.
Train Strikes Car In Hegewisch, Critically Injuring One The conductor of a Norfolk Southern freight train that collided with a car in Chicago's south side Hegewisch neighborhood today saw the driver go around the tracks, but the train couldn't stop in time.
Boy, 11, Hit By Commuter Train In BarringtonA Metra train struck an 11-year-old boy Friday evening in northwest suburban Barrington.
Metra Train Delayed More Than An Hour When Doors Won't ClosePassengers on a Metra train headed to Chicago on Friday morning got downtown about 80 minutes late because the train’s doors would not close after a stop at the Naperville station.
Driver Escapes Injury When Train Hits SUV A woman who had the railroad crossing gate come down on her SUV while traveling westbound Friday in North Chicago escaped injury when a freight train clipped her vehicle.
Metra Train Travels 13 Minutes With Door OpenThirteen minutes. That's how long a door aboard a moving Metra train stayed open Tuesday evening before a conductor discovered the problem.
Most South Shore Service Suspended After Derailment Service has been suspended on the South Shore train line in Northwest Indiana due to a derailment in Michigan City.
Local Residents Reminisce On North Shore LineThere was a time when you could hop on a train at certain North Side ‘L’ stations, sit down in a tavern-lounge car, order a drink and eat a freshly-cooked hamburger as you rode to Milwaukee at up to 90 miles an hour.