Metra SWS commute snarled by freight train derailment

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A freight train derailed Friday afternoon in the city's Bridgeport neighborhood, according to Metra officials.

The Norfolk Southern train experienced a minor derailment near 400 West 35th Street, Metra officials said. No injuries were reported.

The derailment caused at least one 25-35 minute delay for a Metra SWS passenger train toward Orland Park. Extensive delays and some cancellations were expected. Metra SWS customers were encouraged to use the Rock Island branch or Heritage Corridor as substitutes.
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