Originally, Metra was having signal problems at its Congress Park Station. That later turned into emergency track repairs.
Metra Alert BNSF - Inbound And Outbound Trains May Be Operating 30 to 40 Minutes Behind Schedule, Emergency Track Repair at Congress Park— Metra BNSF (@metraBNSF) November 27, 2017
The repair impacted both inbound and outbound trains on Metra's BNSF lines, with some trains were operating with delays up to 55 minutes.
Passengers that were delayed said as soon as the announcement came down, it was just another day on Metra.
"A lot sighs, a lot of grumbles, a lot of moans, but for us it's just another day of being on the BNSF. A lot of delays all the time," said passenger Julies Baker.
"Frustration, frustration yet again. It's not even really cold. Usually it's when it's cold or its raining, but this isn't a cold weather day," said passenger Pamela Janniere.
As soon as passengers got off the train, Metra employees handed out slips regarding the delay so passengers could bring them to their employers.
Metra said the repairs should wrap up between 3 and 5 p.m., so more delays are possible, but it should be resolved by the evening commute.