November 27, 2014

Federal Metra investigation begins after complaints

CHICAGO (WLS) — A federal investigation into Metra’s operations has begun following three separate complaints that have raised red flags about safety. Those three incidents happened within days of each other, one of them occurring a little bit south of the 35th Street station. The train was apparently speeding. It happened last Monday morning on [...]

Chicago Metra conductor assaulted, injured

An on-duty Chicago Metra conductor received medical attention following an assault during a botched robbery attempt at a west side passenger station Oct. 22. According to news reports, the conductor, whose identity was not released, was transported to a hospital with unspecified injuries. The alleged robber, who was said by witnesses to have displayed a [...]