Delays Expected After Train Derails on Metra Electric Line in Chicago | NBC Chicago

Delays Expected After Train Derails on Metra Electric Line in Chicago

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    Officials warned of delays after a train derailed on Metra's Electric Line Wednesday morning. Michelle Relerford reports. (Published Wednesday, May 20, 2015)

    Major delays were expected on Metra’s Electric Line Wednesday morning after an inbound train derailed in Chicago.

    Metra officials said Train 150, which left University Park at 11:40 p.m. Tuesday and was traveling to Millennium Station, derailed around 1 a.m. near 11th Street.

    About five people were on the train when it derailed but no injuries were reported. All four cars of the train were still upright as officials worked to fix the issue early Wednesday morning.

    Two of the three tracks were open as of 6 a.m., according to Metra spokesman Michael Gillis. The cause of the derailment was not immediately known.

    Metra initially said riders should prepare for delays between 30 minutes and an hour on the Electric Line, but later said delays of about 20 minutes were expected.

    South Shore riders were also told to expect delays between 45 minutes and an hour for all trains arriving and departing Chicago. Those delays had dropped to between 15 and 20 minutes by 6:30 a.m.

    The Chicago Transit Authority said it would honor Metra tickets until 9 a.m.

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