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Metra Electric Service Disrupted After Freight Train Derailment

February 21, 2019 - 7:41 pm

(WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Metra Electric District line trains were halted Thursday evening following a freight train derailment near south suburban East Hazel Crest.

At 6:08 p.m., Metra announced that inbound and outbound trains were halted near the Calumet Station, according to alerts from the rail agency. As a result, inbound and outbound trains were facing delays of between 25 and 33 minutes.

The issue appears to involve a Canadian National freight train, according to Metra spokeswoman Sylvia Cooper.

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