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A freight train derailed Monday afternoon, damaging the southbound platform at the Cicero Metra stop. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times

Inbound Metra BNSF trains to skip Cicero station after derailment

SHARE Inbound Metra BNSF trains to skip Cicero station after derailment
SHARE Inbound Metra BNSF trains to skip Cicero station after derailment

Following a Monday freight train derailment at the Metra Cicero stop, the west suburban station will remain closed through Tuesday rush hour.

About 6 p.m., the freight train jumped off the tracks as it was pulling into the inbound platform, according to a Metra alert. Only one track for the station was operable Monday night, snagging service in both directions by up to a half-hour.

Inbound trains at the Cicero station were canceled for Tuesday morning until the platform canopy was repaired, Metra said. The station was expected to reopen at 9:38 a.m.

Passengers who take the BNSF into the city during rush hour, beginning with the 6:31 a.m. train, were advised to head to the LaVergne and Halsted Street stations or to take the CTA Pink line.

A freight train derailed Monday afternoon damaging the Cicero Metra Southbound platform. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times

A freight train derailed Monday afternoon damaging the Cicero Metra Southbound platform. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times

Inbound trains at the Cicero Metra station were canceled for Tuesday morning until the platform canopy was repaired, Metra said. A freight train damaged that platform when it derailed Monday afternoon. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times

Inbound trains at the Cicero Metra station were canceled for Tuesday morning until the platform canopy was repaired, Metra said. A freight train damaged that platform when it derailed Monday afternoon. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times

A freight train derailed Monday afternoon damaging the Cicero Metra Southbound platform. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times

A freight train derailed Monday afternoon damaging the Cicero Metra Southbound platform. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times

Platform damage to the kept inbound Metra trains from stopping in Cicero Tuesday. Passengers taking the BNSF line into the city during rush hour, beginning with the 6:31 a.m. train, were advised to head to the LaVergne and Halsted Street stations or to ta

Platform damage to the kept inbound Metra trains from stopping in Cicero Tuesday. Passengers taking the BNSF line into the city during rush hour, beginning with the 6:31 a.m. train, were advised to head to the LaVergne and Halsted Street stations or to take the CTA Pink line. A freight train derailed Monday afternoon, damaging the platform. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times

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