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Tag Archive | "Metra"

How Loss Of Ridership Due To Coronavirus COVID-19 May Affect Metra’s Bottom Line

64 On Monday morning, commuters who still have to get into Chicago for work will need to adjust to different schedules on Metra. CBS 2 Investigator Dorothy Tucker looks at how that may affect Metra’s finances. At least one train has seen a 95 percent drop in ridership. Metra could be losing $28 million per […]

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Take Extra Care at Downtown Railroad Crossings in Arlington Heights (Actually Any Crossings) in Case of Gate Malfunctions

2,767 Overnight Wednesday/Thursday at about 1:15 a.m. Thursday, March 19, 2020, an outbound Metra train was arriving at the Arlington Heights Metra train station. The train was westbound at Arlington Heights Road, but as the train crossed Arlington Heights Road, the gates at Dunton Avenue, which were down, went up with the train approaching Evergreen […]

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Metra South Shore Passenger Train Derailment Near 14th St and Prairie Ave, Chicago — 3 Hurt

178 Police and firefighter/paramedics from Chicago responded about 7:50 a.m. February 22, 2020 to a report of a passenger train derailment at 14th Street and Prairie Total of 3 passengers were initially reported injured — all ambulatory (Code Yellow-to-Code Green). A total of 78 passengers and crew members were listed on the train. The train […]

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Pedestrian Metra Train Incident Arlington Park Metra Station Arlington Heights

4,759 Police and firefighter/paramedics from Arlington Heights responded about 7:26 a.m to a report that pedestrian was hit by a Metra train on the Union Pacific Northwest Line. UPDATE: Metra police and Union Pacific railroad workers removed the victim’s body and personal belongings by about 9:42 a.m., and allowed passengers on the boarding platform after […]

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Identity Released for Cicero Woman Killed When She Was Hit by a Metra Train Near Arlington Park

441 Pedestrian hit and killed by Metra train near Arlington Park, Arlington Heights accidentally walked too close to tracks. The death of a pedestrian that was hit by a Metra train Tuesday evening just west of Arlington Park in Arlington Heights was ruled an accident, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner. Daisy Diego Rebollar, […]

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Stalled Semi-Trailer Truck at RR Tracks and Arlington Heights Rd Blocks All Metra Train Traffic Nearby

115 Arlington Heights police responded about 8:18 a.m. Monday July 8, 2019 to a semi-trailer truck stalled on the Metra UP Northwest Line railroad tracks at Arlington Heights Road. The semi-trailer truck weighed 100,000 LBS, but Hillside Towing had the tracks cleared within 25 minutes of their arrival. LIVE TRAFFIC MAP … Arlingtoncardinal.com/US14ahrd Two Metra […]

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Metra Bans Alcohol on Trains Memorial Day Weekend at Request of City of Chicago

93 Metra riders caught with alcohol on trains during the Memorial Day weekend could find themselves arrested or removed from the train. According to Metra, “Sipping a cold one while you take in the scenery onboard our trains will not be an option Memorial Day weekend.” At the City of Chicago’s request, Metra will be […]

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Spectacular Foggy Sunrise Saturday April 6, 2019 in Arlington Heights

66 Spectacular foggy sunrise Saturday morning April 6, 2019. Fog started rolling in about 2:30 a.m. Saturday and started lifting from about 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Air temperature was about 40°F at sunrise at 6:26 a.m. More Saturday foggy sunrise gallery … Arlingtoncardinal.com/foggysunrise ^^ MOBILE? USE VOICE MIC ^^  facebook …  GET ALERTS on […]

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

28 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 […]

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

31 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 […]

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

36 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 […]

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

59 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 […]

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