CHICAGO (CBS)–Dozens of Metra passengers were stuck at Millenium Station Monday night–some waiting for up to two hours–while an electrical failure halted Metra Electric Line trains to University Park.
A Metra spokesperson said Tuesday morning the issues have been resolved, and inbound and outbound trains were running as usual.READ MORE: Jussie Smollett Trial: Lead Detective In Investigation Explains On Witness Stand How Smollett Went From Victim To Suspect
The electrical outage also affected South Shore Line passengers who take eastbound 121 and westbound 22 trains.
Passenger Brian DeVries said he was taking the train from Chicago to Michigan City when the train he was on made a sudden stop.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Slight Chance For Rain Wednesday Morning, Warmer During Day
“They backed us up to 75th street, but we weren’t on the platform, so they brought a Metra train out and stopped at 75th so we could climb down
into the Metra train and over onto the station’s platform,” DeVries said.
Eric Williams got off work late and was disappointed to find Metra was having problems.
“It was just totally surprising,” Williams said. “I couldn’t understand why such a large company wouldn’t have any contingency plans in place to where an emergency like this would happen.”MORE NEWS: Bulls Surprise Kelly College Prep Girls' Basketball Team With Afternoon Tournament