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.
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.
Metra is hoping for a normal rush hour, one day after a series of problems led to delays for most homebound commuters.
A rail switching error led to major delays on the CTA’s Red Line in the Edgewater neighborhood on Monday afternoon.
Metra trains were delayed up to 45 minutes Monday night because of a switching problem near a Downtown station.