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.
High Speed Rail From St. Louis To Chicago Faces More DelaysDelays in installing and testing new GPS-related safety technology kept Amtrak trains from hitting high speeds of 90 mph during 2018.
$19M In Volkswagen Deal To Purchase Cleaner Transit EnginesIllinois is receiving $108 million from Volkswagen's multibillion-dollar settlement after allegations that the automaker sold 60,000 vehicles with software designed to cheat air-quality tests.
100 Million Dollar Improvements Coming To CTA Red, Purple Lines"This grant funding will ensure the CTA's aging infrastructure can keep pace with the growing demand for its services."
Metra Testing Whether To Allow Small Pets On More TrainsSuburban Chicago's commuter rail agency is exploring whether to allow passengers to bring their small pets on more trains.
Freezing Rain, Ice Cause Many Delays On South Shore, Metra TrainsThe freezing rain, ice accumulation and falling temperatures have caused many Metra lines to experience delays on Thursday.
Metra Exceeds Goal For On-Time Trains In OctoberMetra hit its monthly on-time performance goal with record numbers for October.
CTA Announces 'Heritage Fleet,' Features Historic Trains And BusesRide trains and buses from the '20s, '60s and '70s...
Metra Expands Program Allowing Pets On TrainsFollowing a successful three-month test on one commuter rail line, Metra will now allow small pets on all of its weekend trains. Pets must be in an enclosed, protective carrier.
CTA Critic: Cameras Aren't Preventing Violent Crime On Trains
Rail Advocates: Gov. Rauner's Proposed Mass Transit Cuts Will Hurt Economic DevelopmentRail advocates in Chicago for a regional meeting say Governor Bruce Rauner is shooting himself in the foot by slashing funding for mass transit and regional Amtrak service. WBBM's Bob Roberts explains.
Travel By Train For Your Next VacationTo get better acquainted with Amtrak, the nation’s railroad service, here’s a simple yet very helpful guide to understanding how get onboard a passenger train.
Metra BNSF Railway Service Restored After Two Killed By TrainService on Metra's BNSF Railway was back to normal Friday morning, although with some minor delays, the morning after a train struck and killed two people in the Little Village neighborhood.
Loop Train Service Back To Normal After Derailment Caused Big DelaysCTA is restoring service after a train derailment halted trains in the Loop.
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