Switching Problem

Metra crews work on clearing switches amid subzero temperatures in January. (CBS)

Warmup Won’t End Switching Problems For Metra, Amtrak

Metra anticipates normal rush hours Friday, while service on Amtrak to Detroit, St. Louis, Quincy and Carbondale remains on a reduced schedule. However, neither will rule out delays blamed on switching problems.

WBBM Newsradio–01/10/2014

Several Metra Trains Delayed, Some Canceled For Morning Rush

Switching and mechanical problems – as well as at least two cars stuck on the tracks – caused delays and a few cancellations on several Metra lines during the Thursday morning commute.


A Metra Commuter Train (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Metra Hopes For Smooth Morning Rush After Switch Problems

Metra is hoping for a normal rush hour, one day after a series of problems led to delays for most homebound commuters.

WBBM Newsradio–06/28/2013

A CTA Red Line train sits at the Granville station, after one car of the train improperly switched to the wrong track, leading to major delays on the Red Line on Oct. 1, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

CTA Red Line Service Resumes After Switching Problem

A rail switching error led to major delays on the CTA’s Red Line in the Edgewater neighborhood on Monday afternoon.

CBS Chicago–10/01/2012

Metra locomotive (CBS File Photo)

Switching Problems Cause Metra Delays At Union Station

Metra trains were delayed up to 45 minutes Monday night because of a switching problem near a Downtown station.