Inbound Metra BNSF Trains To Skip Cicero Station After Derailment

November 27, 2018 - 6:36 am

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Following a Monday freight train derailment at the Metra Cicero stop, the west suburban station will remain closed through Tuesday rush hour.

About 6 p.m., the freight train jumped off the tracks as it was pulling into the inbound platform, according to a Metra alert. Only one track for the station was operable Monday night, snagging service in both directions by up to a half-hour.

Inbound trains at the Cicero station were canceled for Tuesday morning until the platform canopy was repaired, Metra said. The station was expected to reopen at 9:30 a.m.

Passengers who take the BNSF into the city during rush hour, beginning with the 6:31 a.m. train, were advised to head to the LaVergne and Halsted Street stations or to take the CTA Pink line.

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