Feds: Fatal Train Derailment, Bridge Collapse Caused By HeatThe Federal Railroad Administration said it’s likely that temperatures of 103 degrees last July caused train tracks to buckle, derailing a coal train, and causing the bridge it was traveling on to collapse.
Union Pacific Signal Problems Lead To Some Metra DelaysSystemwide signal problems on the Union Pacific railroad on Tuesday morning led to a handful of Metra trains being delayed or stopped while the issue was fixed.
Plan For New Bridge At Site Of Deadly Train WreckA new railroad bridge will be built at the site of a deadly train derailment and viaduct collapse in the northern suburbs on July 4.
Durbin Wants Railroads To Conduct More Frequent Track InspectionsU.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) is urging the railroad industry to help prevent future train derailments that might be caused by extreme heat by conducting more frequent track inspections.
Union Pacific Railroad Concedes Misstatements About Deadly WreckThe Union Pacific Railroad is correcting some misinformation about the July 4th freight train derailment that killed a Glenview couple.
Railroad: Employee Noticed Potential Problem With Tracks Before DerailmentThe employee, who was checking the tracks, alerted a manager that day, but the fatal pileup occurred before that supervisor could arrive, CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.
Public Given Chance To Discuss Deadly Train Wreck With Railroad ExecutivesThe public will get a chance to meet Monday evening with railroad executives and federal investigators, about the deadly 4th of July derailment and bridge collapse on the Glenview-Northbrook border.
Investigators Review Video Of Train Wreck That Killed 2Federal investigators are looking at video of the freight train accident that killed a Glenview couple on the 4th of July.
After Fatal Train Wreck, Durbin Calls For More Federal Oversight Of Bridge InspectionsAs crews continued cleanup of the train derailment and bridge collapse that killed a Glenview couple, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin was calling for increased federal oversight of railroad bridge inspections.
Family Of Train Wreck Victims Sues Railroad; Cleanup HaltedThe family of a Glenview couple killed in a train derailment and bridge collapse has filed a wrongful death suit against Union Pacific Railroad over the incident, and a judge has ordered cleanup of the wreck halted to preserve evidence in the case.
Person Struck, Killed By Metra Train In LombardPolice in west suburban Lombard are investigating after a person was struck and killed by a freight train.
Young Man Struck, Killed By Train In Lake Forest Police in Lake Forest are going over train schedules and looking to review video from Metra trains to determine just when a young man, whose body was found near railroad tracks in the north suburb, was fatally struck by a train.
Report: $2.5M Spent, But Rail Crossing Congestion Panel Has Done NothingTwelve years ago, a panel was formed to fix a major congestion problem in the near western suburbs. So what happened?
Wires On Tracks Halt Metra Trains In Western SuburbsTrain traffic on the Metra Union Pacific Line to and from the western suburbs was halted this morning, after electrical wires fell across the tracks.
Police Search For Gamer Who Hung Geocache From Railroad OverpassThe trendy game of Geocaching can have all the fun of an old-fashioned treasure hunt, but police in Wheaton are none too pleased at the spot some gamers picked to leave their “prize” earlier this week.