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Tag Archive | "Metra"

Union Pacific Railroad Crews Repairing Broken Rail on Northwest Line Near Smith St, Palatine

Union Pacific railroad crews are repairing a broken rail at the Smith Street railroad crossing. Smith Street is closed to all vehicles between Wood Street and Wilson Street in downtown Palatine. The Smith Street crossing is located just west of the downtown Palatine Metra train station. There was no specific alert regarding the broken rail […]

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Lombard Police Officer, 3 Good Samaritans Rescue Woman Before Train Crash with Car

Lombard police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 8:30 p.m. Monday January 14, 2019 to a crash involving a car and a Metra passenger train at Grace and St Charles Road. Lombard police Officer Dan Herrera, and Good Samaritans Steve Spapperi, 19, and Justin Mueller, 24, and another man nearby rushed out of their cars to rescue […]

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Minor Car vs Metra Train Crash at Arthur Ave Crossing with UP Northwest Line, Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights police responded about 9:18 PM Monday November 26, 2018 to a report of a car vs train crash Arthur Avenue and Northwest Highway Arlington Heights, IL. Police received a report of a minor crash with no injuries involving a Metra passenger train and a vehicle. No injuries were reported and the fire department […]

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Metra Worker Killed by Acetylene Tank Explosion While Working on Railroad Track Maintenance on

Chicago police, firefighters, and paramedics responded about 11:42 a.m. Saturday November 3, 2018 to a report of an explosion with burn victims, who were working on railroad track maintenance on tracks in the block of 4500 West Byron Street. A veteran Metra worker was killed and a co-worker was injured. The identity of the man […]

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Person Hit By A Metra Train at Metra Station at Shermer Rd, Northbrook

Northbrook police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 9:48 AM Saturday September 29, 2018 to a report of a pedestrian hit by a train at the Metra train station at 1401 Shermer Rd Northbrook, Il. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report that a pedestrian was hit by a train at the Metra train station east lot near […]

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Lake County Flood Waters Force Drivers To Abandon Cars; Concrete Barrier Collapses at Route 45, Libertyville

During storms in Lake County cars became stuck in high flood waters on the side of the road after storms continued in a series in the area over the Labor Day Weekend. A truck was submerged in a parking lot in Highland Park. A woman’s car was stuck in a viaduct in North Chicago, where […]

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Arlington Heights Police on Metra Platform, Downtown Station, Having Fun with Kids

Arlington Heights Heights police officer Matt Boucek taking time to talk to kids before their Metra train ride, and join them for a picture at the Arlington Heights downtown Metra train station Monday. Good memories for kids on a summer day in Arlington Heights. ^^ MOBILE? USE VOICE MIC ^^  facebook …  GET ALERTS on […]

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Power Failure in Downtown; Train Gates Stuck Down in Downtown Arlington Heights After Storms

Arlington Heights police responded about 1:11 PM Thursday May 3, 2018 to a report that all train gates were down at Arlington Heights Road and Northwest Highway Arlington Heights, IL. Police received a report that all train gates in downtown Arlington Heights were malfunctioning in the down position. Parts of downtown Arlington Heights were without […]

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Railroad Crossing Closure: Maintenance on Vail Ave Downtown Arlington Heights Monday April 9-Thursday April 19, 2018

The Vail Avenue railroad crossing, located just south of the intersection of Vail Avenue and Northwest Highway, will be closed for scheduled Union Pacific maintenance work. The anticipated closure dates are Monday, April 9th at 9 AM through Thursday, April 19th at 3 PM. The Vail Avenue crossing is the furthest west railraod crossing in […]

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Paramedics Called For “Man Shocked on Train” Meeting Medics at Commercial Building on Barclay Blvd, Buffalo Grove

Buffalo Grove police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 8:35 AM Friday December 29, 2017 to a report of a man injured by an electrical shock on a train. , 1271 North Barclay Boulevard Buffalo Grove, Il. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report that a man injured by an “electrical shock on a train.” The location is […]

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Arlington Heights Traffic Trouble: Broken Railroad Rail Closes Vail Ave About 5 Hours; Water Main Break Delays at Wilke and Euclid

Cold Winter weather may have taken its toll on the roads in Arlington Heights Tuesday, December 26, 2017. About 9:00 a.m. Union Pacific needed to close Vail Avenue at Northwest Highway at about 8:55 a.m. to repair a broken rail. The railroad crossing was re-opened about 1:50 p.m. About 1:29 p.m. a water main break […]

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Woman Dies After Tripping onto Railroad Tracks, Path of Metra Train in Elgin

A woman who was struck by a Metra train about 6:30 a.m. Thursday morning near Chicago Street and the Metra Milwaukee District West line tracks died Thursday afternoon. Elgin police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 6:30 a.m. Thursday, November 16, 2017 to a report of a pedestrian struck by a Metra train. The incident caused life-threatening […]

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