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Freight Train Hits Bridge, Delaying Commuter Trains

The CN train stopped at Kensington Avenue after one of the containers it was carrying struck the rail bridge there

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    The train got stuck under a bridge at 119th and Cottage Grove. NBC Chicago's Natalie Martinez reports. (Published Monday, April 27, 2015)

    A shipping container on a freight train hit a bridge Monday evening on Chicago’s Far South Side, temporarily halting some commuter train service to northwest Indiana.

    The CN train stopped at Kensington Avenue after one of the containers it was carrying struck the rail bridge there, CN spokesman Patrick Waldron said.

    The incident was blocking trains for the South Shore Line, which cross over the freight train tracks at that point, Waldron said.

    As of 8:30 p.m., crews moved the portion of the train off of the South Shore Line tracks so commuter train service was able to resume. South Shore Line trains were running again with delays up to 30 minutes, according to the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District’s website.

    NICTD officials had previously described the incident as a derailment, but CN crews as of 8:30 p.m. had not found any sign that any train cars derailed, Waldron said. No one was injured in the incident.

    Metra’s Electric District was not affected, and was honoring South Shore Line tickets, Metra’s website said.

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