Fire on wires over Metra Electric train brings service to a halt Friday; 150 people evacuate

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Saturday, September 24, 2022
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Metra Electric service was brought to a halt Friday evening due to a fire on the overhead wires on an outbound train.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Inbound and outbound train service on the Metra Electric Line was temporarily brought to a halt Friday evening due to a fire on the overhead wires.

After the fire was reported over an outbound train, a Metra spokesperson said the train was stopped near Balbo Drive on the Near South Side.

According to Metra, 150 people on board were able to safely evacuate.

No one was hurt in the incident, Metra said.

Metra Electric trains have since resumed service, but commuters should expect delays.