Fire near tracks delays Metra SouthWest Service line

A fire along railroad tracks near West 47th Street and South Shields Avenue broke out Thursday afternoon.

A fire along the railroad tracks on the city's South Side delayed train service for Metra SouthWest Service line trains Thursday evening, officials said.

Train No. 827, scheduled to depart Chicago at 5:18 p.m., was 16 minutes behind schedule, according to Metra. Other trains that were delayed were Train No. 834, scheduled to arrive at Chicago Union Station at 5:04 p.m., and Train No. 819, which was scheduled to depart Chicago at 2:40 p.m., according to Metra.

The SouthWest Service line goes between Chicago and Manhattan in Will Couty, with stops in New Lenox, Orland Park, Palos Park, Worth, Chicago Ridge and Oak Lawn.

The fire started at about 3 p.m. near West 47th Street and South Shields Avenue in the Fuller Park neighborhood.

Railroad ties caught fire near West 47th Street and South Shields Avenue Thursday afternoon.


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