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Tag Archive | "Metra"

Metra F40PH Locomotive Fire Disrupts Train Passenger Travel; Rescue Engine Pulls Stricken Train in Mount Prospect

Metra passenger train locomotive fire aftermath immediately after fire was extinguished. Extended video below shows “rescue locomotive operations.” Mount Prospect police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 1:24 PM Saturday to a report of a train on fire near “Jake’s Pizza” at Central Road and Northwest Highway, Mount Prospect, IL. Police and firefighters received a report that […]

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CALTRAIN: Near Miss Express Train Nearly Hits Man Running Across Tracks (VIDEO)

Possibly the luckiest guy in Redwood City, California, a man crosses railroad tracks barely a second before a high speed train passes. Caltrain says incidents like this throw the whole system into a slowdown as near misses have to be investigated. A video is in the top news today of a man who was nearly […]

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Union Pacific Northwest Line Trains Stopped For a Man That Jumped in Front of a Train at Baldwin and Northwest Highway, Palatine

Palatine police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 3:33 PM Sunday to a report of a person that a person jumped in front of a train at the railroad tracks near Baldwin Rd and Northwest Highway Palatine, IL. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report that a man jumped in front of a train. The man was pronounced […]

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Metra Northwest Line Trains Stopped in Both Directions for Pedestrian Struck Near Norwood Park

All trains on the Metra Union Pacific Northwest line were stopped about 7:00 a.m. for a pedestrian incident near the Norwood Park station. Metra train #605 hit a pedestrian at about 6:50 a.m. A 17-year-old boy wearing headphones was struck and killed by the train. The teen was walking to the train with a relative, […]

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VIDEO: Metra Train Crash with Car on UP Northwest Line at River Rd and US 14 — No Injuries

Metra train crash at River Road and Miner Street/Northwest Highway (VIDEO CREDIT: Mark Mac Macalaguin of Des Plaines). Des Plaines police and firefighters responded about 4:03 p.m. Monday, February 17, 2014 to a crash involving a Metra passenger train and a sedan at the Union Pacific NW line at River Road and Miner Street. The […]

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Metra Trains Delayed on Union Pacific North, Northwest, and West Lines — Switching Problems, Delayed Equipment

Metra is reporting that outbound trains on the UP North line and the UP Northwest line are experiencing delays because of switching problems. On Metra UP-NW #641 scheduled to depart at 5:16pm, 643 departs 5:20pm, and 647 departs 5:33pm to arrive Harvard at 6:46pm, McHenry at 6:50pm, and Harvard at 6:36pm, but all are delayed […]

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Multiple Problems on Metra; Trains Stalled After Vehicles Stuck on Tracks

Two vehicles that were stuck on the tracks between Mount Prospect and Arlington Heights have been removed. Inbound and outbound train movement has been restored. According to Metra, inbound and outbound trains may be operating 20 to 60 minutes behind schedule due to earlier switch problems and because of the vehicles that were stuck on […]

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Check All Metra Lines in One View: First of a Series Of Twitter Aggregate Pages

Commuting in Chicagoland is rough whether you’re driving or taking your commute via Metra. According to data compiled by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute, the city with the worst commutes in 2012 was Washington, D.C with an average of 67 hours of annual delay per commuter. Chicago ranked 8th with an average 51 hours. The […]

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Metra North Central Service Shut Down After Freight Train Derailment in Grayslake

Metra North Central Service is shut down until further notice early Tuesday because of a freight train derailment in Grayslake. NCS Advisory – North Central Service Not Operating Until Further Notice http://t.co/7onDHeRl6Y — Metra (@Metra) January 28, 2014 Train Stations on the North Central Service Line Antioch Lake Villa Round Lake Beach Washington St. / […]

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Stuck Railroad Gates Mean Hazards and Inconveniences for Arlington Heights Residents, Workers in Town

Arlington Heights police received a report about 3:00 AM Monday of malfunctioning Union Pacific railroad gates at Arlington Heights Road and Northwest Highway Arlington Heights, IL. Train gates in downtown Arlington Heights were stuck in the down position again in downtown Arlington Heights early Monday morning, January 27, 2014. Recently the gates have been stuck […]

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Metra Board Member Arlene Mulder Chastizes Union Pacific For Railroad’s Poor Performance During Snow, Record Cold

Union Pacific Railroad regional Vice President David Connell, addressed the Metra board Friday morning January 17, 2014 and apologized for poor railroad performance on Monday, Jan. 6, when Metra riders were left stranded at the Clybourn stop in subzero temperatures. Monday morning weather on January 6, 2014 brought a new record low of -16 degrees […]

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Metra Train Cancellations: Annulments? on Several Lines, Including UPNW

Metra is operating modified schedules because of “continued hazardous weather conditions” … Metra System Wide Alert: Due to the continued hazardous weather conditions, Metra riders are advised that we will be operating modified schedules on some of our lines for the evening rush. Specifically, the BNSF to Aurora and all three Union Pacific lines will […]

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