Metra BNSF Line Delays Expected After Yard Incident

The agency said a train briefly blocked all other trains from leaving its yard, which is going to cause significant travel delays

Metra officials are warning passengers on the agency's BNSF line of residual delays after a rail yard incident prevented trains from getting out of a yard Friday afternoon. 

In a social media post at approximately 4 p.m. , the agency announced that a train was blocking all tracks out of the rail yard, and that the incident was preventing the movement of equipment for the evening rush hour.

As of 4:45 p.m., the incident had been cleared and trains had begun to move again, but the company is still advising riders that there could be delays on the train line.

The BNSF line, which originates at Union Station, services the western suburbs of Chicago, including Naperville and Aurora.

Metra is advising riders to stay up to date with the delays on the agency’s Twitter feed.

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