Metra UP-NW trains delayed after vehicle gets stuck on tracks

SHARE Metra UP-NW trains delayed after vehicle gets stuck on tracks

Multiple trains on Metra’s Union Pacific Northwest Line are running behind schedule Tuesday morning after a vehicle got stuck on the tracks in northwest suburban Arlington Heights.

Trains were halted in both directions about 7 a.m. because of a vehicle stuck on the tracks near the Arlington Park station in Arlington Heights, according to a service alert from Metra. All three tracks were blocked, but Union Pacific dispatched a tow truck to remove the vehicle.

As of 9 a.m., inbound and outbound trains were operating with delays ranging from 15 to 35 minutes, Metra said.

The Latest
DeRozan and White lead the league in total minutes with 1,996 minutes played each. Toronto Raptors small forward Scottie Barnes is third in the league with 1,935 minutes played.
A CPD officer was in the 2700 block of North Halsted Street when he saw two people running toward him about 3:20 p.m. One person had a gun. The officer fired a shot. The two people fled.
The Bears’ looming property tax bill of close to $11 million leaves team brass looking elsewhere as they work toward breaking ground on a long-coveted dome.
Dozens of refugee students, parents and faculty gather at a Ukrainian Village school to commemorate with songs and prayers for peace Russia’s invasion of their “beautiful country.”
The Cubs open Cactus League play Friday against the White Sox.