Chicago Transit Authority ridership went up to 530 million boardings last year, reaching its highest ridership level since 1991.Rail ridership grew by 5.2 percent compared to an increase of 1.4 percent in bus usage.
The remaining residents of a small northern Illinois village are being allowed to return to their homes after a train derailment that forced a mandatory evacuation.All 800 Tiskilwa residents could come back as of Saturday afternoon.A freight train loaded with ethanol crashed and exploded near the vi
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.
Rail commuters in Chicago soon will be able to find out estimated arrival times for trains on all eight of the city's rail lines. The Chicago Transit Authority says a pilot version of the CTA Train Tracker website will be launched in early January.