Crew shortages have caused transportation officials to cancel seven commuter trains on Metra's Union Pacific West line, which runs from Elburn to Chicago, according to the Associated Press.Union Pacific spokesman Mark Davis tells AP that the lack of engineers isn't due to labor strife. Instead
At least a dozen people suffered injuries and have been taken to area hospitals after two commuter trains collided, with one derailing, at Chicago's Union Station, city emergency officials said Friday morning.A spokesman for the Chicago Fire Department says one of the trains derailed, but he didn't
UPDATED: 2:45 p.m. 5/13/2011A Metra commuter train heading into Chicago collided with a semitrailer, killing the truck's driver and causing a minor derailment Friday morning.Metra spokesman Tom Miller said the train's passengers were evacuated after the collision in Mount Prospect.
Every Monday "Eight Forty-Eight" looks at some of the issues facing Chicago’s next mayor with the series Mayor Monday. This Monday's topic is transportation. Talk about planes, trains and automobiles is on the docket.
Metra is now looking for ways to cut pollution at its stations and on its trains. That follows a newspaper investigation that found diesel soot levels inside some trains are much higher than normal.Diesel exhaust is packed with respiratory irritants and cancer-causing chemicals.