South Shore Line Metra Train Service Restored for Sunday

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3 February 2019 | 4:19 am

Metra riders in the south suburbs will now be able to use the South Shore trains, with westbound Train 600 Sunday, after being temporarily suspended due to Chicago’s recent deep freeze.

Metra Electric Line service however, will run limited service Sunday. According to Metra, service will run “between Millennium Station and Kensington/115th Street and along the South Chicago Branch on Sunday, but service south will remain suspended as the agency continues to repair damage caused by a freight train derailment.”

The trains have not been operational since Wednesday due to multiple factors. The historic cold that gripped the area caused damage to the overhead power lines that provide electricity to the trains, and a freight train derailment Wednesday night caused additional damage to support structures for the power lines, as well as damaging two substations that help generate the electricity.

“Upon service resumption, substitute bus service will no longer be in effect between South Bend and Michigan City Carroll Ave.,” according to the statement released. “All train service is expected to operate as normal.”

All other Metra lines were fully operational as of Friday after the cold snap limited service on Wednesday and Thursday.

The damaged power lines and track have also had an impact on Amtrak trains, as the agency has been unable to run northbound trains into the city on the City of New Orleans and Illini trains this week.



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