FRANKLIN PARK, Ill. — A Canadian Pacific train derailed in Franklin Park Sunday afternoon, according to a spokesman from the company.
According to the railway company, a CP train derailed two cars at around 12:45 p.m., with one carrying wheat and the other being empty.
Freight train crews worked throughout the day, first removing the front portion of the train before using a crane to get the cars upright and off the tracks. According to Canadian Pacific, the railway where the derailment has been cleared and will not impact the Monday morning commute.
While no injuries have been reported from the incident, it is unclear what caused the two cars to derail in the first place.
The derailment comes less than two weeks after a $31 billion merger between Canadian Pacific and Kansas City Southern Railway, a move that raised concerns about the number of freight trains that would move through the Chicagoland area from local citizens and politicians.
Metra trains did not experience significant problems due to the derailment, even though their trains move through the area on the same tracks. According to Metra, only one train experienced a delay, lasting about 15 minutes.