Train fire causes delays

January 8, 2008 8:52:21 AM PST
A downed electric line disrupted Metra and South Shore service from the south suburbs to Chicago Tuesday morning.

A Metra train snagged an electric line this morning near 83rd and Avalon. Fire crews arrived on the scene to put out a small fire and clear the smoke. No passengers were injured.

Metra officials have closed the two northbound tracks into the city until the repairs can be made and the tracks reopened.