Metra Electric Line Service Suspended for Friday Commute

Service was originally suspended Wednesday due to wire damage, cold weather

For the third day in a row, service on the Metra Electric Line will be suspended on Friday as crews continue to repair damage caused by a freight train derailment.

The agency announced the suspension of service in an email to riders, saying that a Canadian National freight train derailed on Wednesday night, damaging structures supporting the wires that the Metra trains use for electricity.

The train derailment also damaged two electrical substations that supply power to the wires, the agency said.

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Buses will transport passengers between three different Electric Line stations and other Metra stations so that they can get into the city on Friday morning:

  • Richton Park to Tinley Park (80th Avenue)
  • 147th Street/Sibley to Midlothian
  • Calumet to Oak Forest

Regular service will resume on the other 10 Metra lines that were running on limited schedule due to cold weather.

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