CHICAGO — Metra service resumed after earlier track blockage caused extensive delays Friday afternoon.
An incident in the yard was preventing movement of equipment for the evening rush hour, around 4 p.m. A train was blocking all tracks in the Metra BNSF rail yard.
Metra BNSF and southwest service commuters experienced heavy delays at the Chicago Union Station.
Service resumed after 4:45 p.m. with residual delays.
The Metra recommended riders to take alternative transportation. There was a overcrowding prevention plan in place at Union Station.
Metra has not provided any other information.
Earlier, a pedestrian was fatally hit by a Metra BNSF train around 8:30 a.m. near Berwyn.