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Trains stopped, ‘significant’ delays expected on Metra power line due to wire issues – NBC Chicago

Significant delays were possible on the Metra power line late Friday, the transit agency said, after service resumed following wire problems.

In a tweet, Metra initially said the movement of incoming and outgoing trains near 18th Street was halted around 6:11 p.m. A spokesperson for Metra told NBC 5 that a wire problem created sparks atop a train, resulting in a response from the Chicago Fire. Department.

A total of 150 people on board were evacuated and no injuries were reported, the spokesman said.

At 7:34 p.m., Metra tweeted that tracks 3 and 4 were cleared for movement and inbound and outbound trains could operate with significant delays.

The South Shore Line, which operates on the same tracks, said on its website that delays were possible due to a wire problem on Metra.

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