Union Pacific/Northwest Line
A Metra service alert posted at 8:31 a.m. estimated that inbound and outbound trains could be from 30 to 160 minutes behind schedule.
Union Pacific rules require trains operated by UP to stop when there are extreme winds. Without the gauges, trains have to stop whenever there are powerful winds anywhere in the greater Chicagoland area, not just along a specific line.
Some Metra Union Pacific/Northwest Line trains are experiencing delays up to an hour and half due to mechanical problems in the northwest suburbs Tuesday morning.
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.
Trains on Metra’s Union Pacific/Northwest Line were being delayed Wednesday morning, after a cyclist was struck by a train near Mount Prospect.
Metra is hoping for a normal rush hour, one day after a series of problems led to delays for most homebound commuters.
Systemwide signal problems on the Union Pacific railroad on Tuesday morning led to a handful of Metra trains being delayed or stopped while the issue was fixed.
The person was fatally hit near the Irving Park station in the 3900 block of North Avondale Avenue, according to Fire Media Affairs.
A Metra train crashed into a semi-trailer truck Friday morning in Mount Prospect, causing the truck to burst into flames.