Metra’s BNSF line experiencing delays after freight train hits bridge in Cicero

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UPDATE:  Service to Metra’s BNSF line has been restored but trains may be delayed 20-30 minutes.

One of three tracks has been re-opened where a freight train struck a bridge at 26th Street in Cicero.   BNSF trains are now moving but they will be delayed.


Service on Metra’s Burlington Northern Santa Fe line is suspended indefinitely this morning after a freight train struck a bridge.

It happened after 4 a.m. in Cicero.

Metra spokeswoman Meg Reilly says some of the freight cars had their tops ripped off and debris is strewn across the tracks.

Crews are working to clear the debris and inspect the train and tracks.

Commuters who use the BNSF seek alternate transportation on the Heritage Corridor or the Milwaukee West Line.

Metra will provide information as soon as it becomes available.

This is a developing story.  Please check back for more details.


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