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Elgin freight train derailment disrupts Metra MD-W service

As of 8:40 a.m., all inbound and outbound trains on the Milwaukee District West line were operating with a 20 to 30 minute delay.

Service was disrupted on Metra’s Milwaukee District West line March 22, 2020, after a freight train derailed near the National Street station in Elgin.
Service was disrupted on Metra’s Milwaukee District West line March 22, 2020, after a freight train derailed near the National Street station in Elgin.
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Service was disrupted Sunday on Metra’s Milwaukee District West line after a freight train derailed near northwest suburban Elgin.

The Canadian Pacific train derailed several cars about 1:30 a.m. near the National Street station in Elgin, according to statements from Metra and Canadian Pacific. No one was injured.

As of 8:40 a.m., all Metra inbound and outbound trains on the Milwaukee District West line were operating with a 20 to 30 minute delay, Metra said.

Canadian Pacific dispatched teams to the site and worked closely with Metra, the track owner, according to Canadian Pacific’s statement.

The disruption comes days after Metra announced that it would cut service in half starting Monday in response to a drop in ridership due to the COVID-19 outbreak.