Metra Electric Trains Resume Normal Schedule Monday

Metra Electric trains were running on a modified schedule after they were out of commission for five days

What to Know

  • Metra Electric train service was suspended on Jan. 30 following a massive cold snap that damaged electrical wires
  • A freight train derailment set back repair efforts even further, and service was suspended on the line for five days
  • Service resumed in modified fashion last week

Metra Electric trains will resume normal service Monday following over a week of suspended or modified schedules, the agency announced.

Crew have been working to repair damage caused by a Jan. 30 freight train derailment near Harvey. Overhead wires and two electrical substations were damaged.

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Metra Electric trains were initially suspended earlier that day due to wire problems caused by a deep freeze that swept through the area.

Trains have been running on a modified schedule since Feb. 2.

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