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Metra Union Pacific Trains Delayed Due to Switch Problems

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    Metra Union Pacific Trains Delayed Due to Switch Problems
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    View of the Metra commuter railroad logo on the side of a rail car, Chicago, Illinois, October 7, 2016. (Photo by Interim Archives/Getty Images)

    Metra trains on Union Pacific lines could be running between 30 and 40 minutes behind schedule on Tuesday afternoon because of switch problems, the agency says.

    According to Metra officials, trains on the Union Pacific North, Union Pacific Northwest, and Union Pacific West lines could experience delays after a switch problem was reported near Western Avenue at approximately 4 p.m. Tuesday.

    The agency says that outbound trains leaving the Ogilvie Transportation Center could be delayed by more than half an hour because of the switching issues.

    There is no timetable for the resumption of normal service, and riders are encouraged to check their travel times before departing.  

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