Metra Electric trains on move again after track fire at 47th

SHARE Metra Electric trains on move again after track fire at 47th
SHARE Metra Electric trains on move again after track fire at 47th

Metra Electric Line trains are on the move again after being stopped because of a fire on the tracks at the 47th Street station on the South Side late Tuesday morning.

A Metra train passing the 47th Street station first reported the fire at 11:24 a.m., according to Metra spokeswoman Meg Thomas-Reile. The fire was confirmed a short time later by a CN freight train and the Chicago Fire Department was contacted.

There was a small fire on the tracks at the station at 47th Street and Lake Park Avenue, Chicago Fire Media spokesman Will Knight said. The blaze was struck out immediately and no one was hurt.

One Electric Line train has been canceled because of the fire. Stops at the 47th Street station have resumed, but passengers can only exit and enter the train via one car, Riele said.

No delays were reported on Metra’s website as of 2:30 p.m.

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