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Tag Archive | "Metra"

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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Arlington Heights Police Officers Promoting Rail Safety At Downtown Metra Station Wednesday Morning Sept. 17

Arlington Heights Police Officers will be at the Downtown Train Station on Wednesday morning, September 17, to promote safety for both motorists and pedestrians around the railroad tracks during Illinois Rail Safety Week, September 14-20. Did you know that in 2013, Illinois ranked third in the nation for grade crossing fatalities and third for trespass […]

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Pedestrian Hit By Train on Metra Milwaukee District at Leehigh and Beckwith in Morton Grove

Morton Grove police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 4:53 p.m. to train – pedestrian incident at Leehigh and Beckwith. Trains are stopped in both directions. The Milwaukee District North line stops nearby at Edgebrook, Morton Grove, Golf, Glenview, Northbrook, Lake Cook Road and Deerfield. MD-N Advisory – Outbound Train #2127 Scheduled To Arrive Deerfield At 5:10 […]

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Bicyclist Hit by Metra Train – Pedestrian Incident at Cumberland Along Northwest Highway, Des Plaines

Des Planes firefighter/paramedics responded about 6:01 p.m. Thursday to a report of a pedestrian hit by a train at the Cumberland Station, 475 East Northwest Highway. Outbound Metra Train #639 is stopped after being involved in the train-pedestrian incident (later reported to be a bicyclist). Witnesses reported a female bicyclist rode her bike across the […]

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CBS 2 Investigation: Air Quality on Metra Passenger Cars Has Alarmingly High Levels of Particulate Matter Harmful to Health

CBS 2 Chicago investigator Dave Savini interviews scientists measuring air quality on Metra trains and found high particulate levels. CBS 2 Chicago investigator Dave Savini and scientist from conducted two types of investigations of the air that Metra commuters breathe. First the investigation highlights the thick exhaust and fumes that fill Union Station’s cavern where […]

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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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