Union Pacific West Line
Trains on three busy Metra lines were halted for about 90 minutes Monday morning, out of fear of high winds from storms that swept through the area, but it appears to have been much ado about nothing.
Metra canceled dozens of trains Tuesday and combined several other inbound and outbound routes on BNSF and Union Pacific lines as historically cold temperatures continued to wreak havoc on the rail system.
An eastbound freight train struck the man on the Union Pacific tracks in Wheaton.
Metra is hoping for a normal rush hour, one day after a series of problems led to delays for most homebound commuters.
Metra trains are running again on the Union Pacific West Line after a stalled freight train near Elmhurst cut off all rail travel Thursday morning.
Metra Union Pacific West Line trains are delayed up to an hour and a half Monday afternoon after an outbound train struck and killed a woman in west suburban Glen Ellyn Monday afternoon.
Several Metra trains were running late Friday evening and some others were canceled after a strange object was found on a train stopped near west suburban Glen Ellyn.