ROSELLE, Ill. (WLS) -- A switch problem near the Roselle Metra station caused major problems on the Metra Milwaukee District West line Tuesday morning.
Inbound and outbound trains were initially stopped just west of Roselle around 8 a.m. About an hour later, trains were originating and terminating at Roselle because both main tracks were blocked.
Crews had to move a disabled train that had no passengers on it. Officials said it would take some time. Inbound trains were backed up behind the disabled train.
Officials said they aren't sure how long trains would be affected, but extensive delays were expected. Metra riders heading into Chicago were advised to board at Roselle or seek alternate transportation.
Metra tweeted an update around 1:30 p.m. that said officials hoped to have normal service resume with inbound trains No. 2240 or No. 2242.
Metra commuters were advised to listen for platform announcements, follow @MetraMDW on Twitter or check "Find Next Departure" on metrarail.com for real-time updates.
Metra Milwaukee District West switch problem at Roselle causing major delays