Normal Metra UP/West Service To Resume ThursdayMetra posted a service alert to its website at 3:21 a.m. to announce that the signal bungalow damaged in Tuesday’s fire had been repaired and all scheduled trains would operate on the UP/West Line Thursday.
Delays Continue On Metra UP West Line After FireThousands of Metra commuters were facing a second day of delays on Wednesday, as the transit agency works to repair damage from a fire caused by an electrical shortage.
Woman Killed By Freight Train Near MaywoodA west suburban woman was fatally struck by a freight train Thursday night near west suburban Maywood, causing Metra delays overnight on the Union Pacific/West Line.
Three More Metra Lines Get Wind Gauges To Reduce Storm DelaysUnion 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.
Several Metra Trains Delayed, Some Canceled For Morning RushSwitching 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.
Stalled Freight Train Moved, After Snarling Traffic And Metra Trains In Glen EllynThe train was disabled and stopped near the Glen Ellyn Depot Metra Station since about 4:30 a.m., preventing traffic from crossing the tracks at three crossing gates, but moved out of the way by 8:30 a.m.
Man Struck, Killed By Metra TrainMetra trains were halted on the Union/Pacific West Line Friday morning, after a man was struck and killed by a train on the city’s West Side.