CHICAGO (CBS) — A SouthWest Service Metra train derailed Friday afternoon after striking a semi truck near Wrightwood around 3:20 p.m., Metra confirmed.
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Metra officials say the semi was using a private crossing at the Norfolk Southern landers yard.
Inbound service was still suspended at 10 p.m.
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METRA train versus semi southwest highway west of western. 34 passengers being checked out So far no transports. pic.twitter.com/7yxTHm1UZt
— Chicago Fire Media (@CFDMedia) September 13, 2019
Chicago Fire officials said 34 passengers were being checked out, but no one had been transported to a hospital shortly before 4 p.m.
The front car of the train derailed but was still upright, Metra said.
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The duration of this delay is unknown; crews are on the scene. Passengers looking to ride SWS Line may want to consider utilizing the Rock Island Line or Heritage Corridor Line.
— Metra SWS (@metraSWS) September 13, 2019
The train was scheduled to arrive at Chicago Union Station at 3:48 p.m.