Outbound Metra trains delayed due to ‘wire problems’

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Outbound Metra Electric District trains were delayed Thursday afternoon when a train “got caught up in the overhead wires” on the South Side, a spokeswoman said.

Train No. 707, scheduled to arrive in University Park at 6:10 p.m., was stopped about 5:45 p.m. near 23rd Street because of the problem with the overhead wire system, Metra spokeswoman Meg Reile said. The train was on the move again about 6:15 p.m., running between 50 and 60 minutes behind schedule.

Train No. 737, scheduled to arrive in Flossmoor at 6:01 p.m., was also stopped, but switched tracks and was on the move again about 5:50 p.m. operating between 27 and 35 minutes behind schedule, Reile said.

Other trains traveling to south suburban University Park, Homewood, and Harvey were experiencing delays between about 15 and 40 minutes due to the electrical wire issues, according to Metra.

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