| Feb 3, 2012
| 2:08 PM
Delays continued on Metra's Milwaukee District-West and North Central lines during the evening rush after a freight train derailed on the Northwest Side earlier today.
Even though crews were able to open one track within an hour, two trains have been...
| Feb 3, 2012
| 8:49 AM
A freight train derailment on the Northwest Side blocked all trains on the Milwaukee District-West Line for this morning, but Metra says crews were able to open one track within an hour.
A Canadian Pacific freight train coming off the Belt Railway near...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 5:56 PM
Amtrak passenger trains sped up to 110 mph for the first time Tuesday in western Michigan and northern Indiana on two routes serving Chicago, officials announced.
But the railroad crossings lack safety mechanisms that will be installed on Illinois’...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 8:52 AM
ENCINITAS, Calif. -- Authorities said a crash in Encinitas in which a freight train smashed into a car on railroad tracks may have been alcohol-related.
No one was injured in the crash, which occurred near E Street and South Vulcan Avenue about 10:45 p....
| Feb 9, 2012
| 11:02 AM
One person was injured after a Metra Rock Island train hit a vehicle this afternoon.
Train No. 409, scheduled to arrive in Joliet at 5:24pm, was stopped at Midlothian a little before 5 p.m. after an accident involving the train at 111th street, according...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 7:14 AM
Red Line operations have resumed after a "minor" train derailment inside the subway station at State Street and Roosevelt Road that slightly injured two people, officials say.
The two suffered minor smoke-related injuries after light smoke was...
| Feb 13, 2012
| 10:54 PM
After every accident near a railroad crossing there are new calls for more safety precautions.
But, should improvements be made when drivers are the ones ignoring protocols already in place?
One group says 'yes!'
After the worst crash in Regional...
| Feb 14, 2012
| 7:07 AM
To prevent a deadly railroad accident, the Trinity Railway Express has decided to shutdown a problematic crossing. The crossing at Galvez Avenue is now closed to address issues with drivers ignoring on-coming trains. The T-R-E plans to install...
| Feb 17, 2012
| 4:19 PM
Boxcars and tanker cars were sent barreling off the tracks in central Arlington around 12:30 Friday afternoon. The freight train derailment near the 500 block of East Main Street sparked fears of a chemical spill, as the Arlington Fire Department...
| Feb 25, 2012
100 Years Ago
Gowns and frowns
In the "In Vogue" column of the Times:
"Skirts, especially on lingerie dresses are showing more fullness. Double veilings are being used to give lovely iridescent effects. Velour hats are proving strong favorites. The...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 6:59 AM
Railroad crews will start this morning clearing a derailed tank car from a Garland train track. Officials say the accident happened around nine last night near Jupiter and LBJ Freeway. The tank is filled with refrigerant, but it is not leaking.