Weather causing big problems for Metra, Amtrak passengers
Inside Chicago’s Union Station, the delays and cancelations curtailed commuters but not their spirits.
Metra passengers bore the brunt.
BNSF inbound trains from Aurora were taken offline today, 14 total from Aurora this morning alone. Other lines affected included Union Pacific North, Northwest and West lines. Metra blamed the cold weather.
But the biggest headline from Union Station were stranded Amtrak passengers who spent the night on the train that was stopped 80 miles outside of the city. High snow is to blame says Amtrak.
This morning, they boarded buses and arrived at Union Station early this afternoon, some, more than a day later than they planned.
Many told WGN that Amtrak wasn’t prepared for the weather.
A positive sign with the weather, Metra, at so far, says even with the delays through tonight’s commute, tomorrow morning, it will return to a full schedule.