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.
Derailment halts trains on Metra UP West Line near Geneva