Metra Train Derails Following Crash With Semi on Chicago’s South Side; SouthWest Service Halted

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2019-09-13 19:52:46

Both inbound and outbound trains on Metra’s SouthWest Service were halted Friday afternoon following a train derailment on Chicago’s South Side, Metra confirmed.

Metra train #830, which was headed to Chicago’s Union Station, derailed following a crash with a truck in the 2500 block of W. Columbus Ave., Metra wrote on Twitter. As of 3:55 p.m., Columbus Avenue was shut down between Western and Kedzie, according to the Chicago Police Department. 

The following trains were canceled on Friday evening as a result of the derailment: #836, #838, #840 and #842. Travelers headed toward Chicago were encouraged to use the Rock Island Line. 

More than 30 passengers had been checked out by first responders as of 4:06 p.m., according to the Chicago Fire Department. No injuries were immediately reported. 

Check back for updates on this developing story.



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