Derailment halts trains on Metra UP West Line near Geneva

WEST CHICAGO, Ill. (WLS) -- A freight train derailment near West Chicago affected traffic on the Metra UP West Line on Tuesday.

The derailment happened around 2:20 p.m. near Kress and Roosevelt roads. Metra characterized the derailment as being "minor."

However, the derailment's effect on train traffic was more significant: Trains were stopped in both directions near Geneva. Officials were not sure when things would get moving again.

The cause of the derailment was not immediately known.
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