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Tag Archive | "Metra"

Metra Trains #606, #610, #614, #616 Delayed Inbound to Chicago Wednesday Morning

Metra Union Pacific Northwest Line trains #606 and #610 were delayed because of an incident involving a car on the tracks in Harvard, Illinois and signal problems. Metra reported Train #606 which is normally scheduled to arrive Chicago at 7:02 AM, was operating 9 minutes behind schedule due to signal problems. Train #606 normally arrives […]

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Metra Trains Moving Again at 5:42 AM After Fire at Harry’s Lumber Company Stops Metra Trains on Union Pacific Northwest Line, Chicago

UPDATE: Fire has rekindled at about 7:00 a.m. Check Metra for updates on train passage through the area. Chicago police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 4:00 AM Tuesday to a fire at Harry’s Lumber 6220 North Northwest Highway Chicago, IL. Chicago released the hold on Metra Train traffic at 5:42 a.m. Trains are moving again on […]

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Fire at Harry’s Lumber Company Halts Metra Trains on Union Pacific Northwest Line, Chicago

UPDATE: Fire has rekindled at about 7:00 a.m. Check Metra for updates on train passage through the area. UPDATE: Hold released on Metra Train traffic at 5:42 a.m. Train #602, scheduled to arrive Chicago at 6:10 AM, is operating 12 minutes behind schedule due to a fire adjacent to the tracks. Chicago police and firefighter/paramedics […]

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Gates Down at Northwest Highway and Euclid Avenue, Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights police responded about 8:02 AM Saturday to a report of gates stuck down at Euclid Avenue and Northwest Highway Arlington Heights, IL. Police reported the railroad gates were stuck down about a 20-minute duration before Union Pacific railroad workers responded to repair the gates. The gates have been stuck in the down position […]

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Complain to Police? They’re Just Following Their Assignment to Prevent Devastating Fatal Metra Crossing Accidents

Three Arlington Heights police officers were out on an education campaign reminding people about safety at railroad crossings Tuesday morning at the downtown Metra train station just north of Vail Avenue and Wing Street. Technically according to the law, commuters aren’t supposed to cross the tracks when the gates are down. That means if a […]

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Arlington Heights Police Officers Promote Railroad Safety During Illinois Rail Safety Week

Arlington Heights Police Officers will be at the Downtown Train Station on Tuesday morning, September 15 and at the Arlington Park station of Friday, September 18 to promote safety for both motorists and pedestrians around the railroad crossings during Illinois Rail Safety Week, September 13-19. Did you know that in 2013, Illinois ranked third in […]

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Person Hit, Killed by Express Train at Mount Prospect Downtown Metra Station at Main St and Northwest Highway

Mount Prospect police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 6:32 PM Tuesday to a report of a person hit by a train at the downtown Mount Prospect Metra train station, 11 East Northwest Highway Mount Prospect, IL. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report that a person was hit by a train. Police on scene reported the patient […]

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Passenger’s Video of Metra Police Using Taser on Man Resisting Order to Come Down from Upper Level on Train in Elgin

VIDEO (Some graphic language): Disturbance on Milwaukee West Line train No. 2725 in Elgin after midnight last Monday, June 22, 2015. Metra police responded to the Milwaukee West Line train No. 2725 after midnight Monday when the train arrived at the Western Avenue Station, 420 North Artesian Avenue. The conductor requested that two Metra police […]

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Police Stop Fight, Question Two Men that Were Fighting Near the Downtown Metra Train Station, Arlington Heights

VIDEO: Police question two men who reported by witness to have been involved in a fight near the Metra train station in downtown Arlington Heights Sunday night. Arlington Heights police responded about 9:30 PM Sunday to a report of a fight in progress at the Metra train station, 45 West Northwest Highway Arlington Heights, IL. […]

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Metra Train #107 Minor Derailment to Cause Serious Delays on North Central Line, Milwaukee District North Line and the Milwaukee District West Line

Metra train #107 derailed at 3:10 p.m. near Western Avenue in Chicago and will cause seriously delays in the evening commute on three different lines: the North Central line, Milwaukee District North Line and the Milwaukee District West Line, Metra officials say. The derailment is considered a minor derailment, and no injuries were reported. #Metra […]

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Man Struck, Killed by Metra Train on the Metra Electric Line Near the Bishop Ford Freeway, About 9990 S Cottage Grove, Chicago

Chicago police, Metra police and Chicago firefighters and paramedics responded about 5:30 p.m. Monday to a report that a person was hit by a train on the Metra Electric Line train on the South Side Metra initially reported that a child was killed after being struck by the train, but later it was determined that […]

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Metra Northwest Line Trains Halted Near Cumberland Train Station from Downed Comed Power Lines, Des Plaines

Des Plaines police and firefighters responded about 6:15 AM Friday to a report of downed power lines near the Cumberland Station 475 East Northwest Highway Des Plaines, IL. Metra trains on the Union Pacific Northwest Line are stopped in both directions near Cumberland Station, 475 East Northwest Highway in Des Plaines. UP-NW Advisory – Inbound […]

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