Delays on 3 Metra lines after earlier Union Station signal issue

ByLiz Nagy WLS logo
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Metra trains delayed due to signal issue
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A signal issue on Wednesday prevented trains from arriving or departing from Union Station in Chicago.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A signal failure at Chicago's Union Station caused major Metra delays during the Wednesday evening rush hour.

At 6:30 p.m., the signal issue was resolved, but delays continued.

The three Metra lines impacted are BNSF line to Aurora, Southwest Service to Manhattan and Heritage Corridor trains to Joliet.

At about 6 p.m., trains on all lines were moving.

The signal issue resulted in trains not being able to depart or arrive at the south end of Union Station.

Riders are advised to monitor service alerts on

Crowds at Union State due to train delays on July 27, 2016.