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Metra service back to normal at Union Station after rail repaired

Updated: April 21, 2014 5:11PM



Metra service on three southwest lines, disrupted briefly Monday afternoon, but was mostly back to normal by 4:45 p.m., Metra officials said.

Commuters on the BNSF and SouthWest Service lines should see everything back to normal. Those lines had seen some delays and changes in track assignments as crews worked to fix a broken rail at the south end of the station. That broken rails had put three tracks normally used during the evening rush hour temporarily out of service, according to Metra spokesperson Meg Reile.

As of about 4:45 p.m., the rail has been repaired and all BNSF and Southwest Service trains will depart from their usual platforms during the evening rush, Reile said.

However, track changes for outbound trains on the Heritage Corridor remain in effect and passengers are advised to review gate boarding information, the rail agency said. Riders should pay extra attention as they board their trains, officials said. Metra personnel and extra signs will be posted to direct passengers to the correct trains, Reile said.

Trains on all three lines are running on schedule, according to Metra’s website.



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