Starting May 1, Metra will begin a 6-month trial that will allow pets on trains during off-peak weekday hours — but only small ones in a pet carrier.
The pedestrian, a 62-year-old Summit woman, was killed, according to the La Grange Police Department.
No one was injured when a Metra train on the Union Pacific North line struck a vehicle Monday night in north suburban Wilmette.
A pedestrian was struck by a Metra Electric Line train on Saturday afternoon in the South Shore neighborhood.
Metra will remove the last cash-only ticket vending machines on the Electric Line due to a decline in sales by the end of the month.
A woman was fatally struck by a Union Pacific/Northwest line Metra train Thursday afternoon in northwest suburban Mount Prospect.
Each rail car will get new seats, better air conditioning and electric outlets so passengers can power cellphones and other electronics.