Metra North Central Service train strikes parked car in Wheeling

A Metra spokesperson said the Metra NCS train struck a car parked too close to the tracks.

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A Metra train struck a vehicle March 5, 2021 in Wheeling.

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A Metra North Central Service train struck a car parked too close to the tracks Friday morning in Wheeling, delaying passengers by more than an hour.

Inbound train no. 102 collided with the empty vehicle about 6:25 a.m. near Palatine Road, according to Metra spokeswoman Meg Reilly.

It appeared that the car, which wasn’t near a rail crossing, had been parked too close to the tracks, Reilly said.

No injuries were reported on or off the train, she said.

In a service alert, Metra said it was moving passengers from the affected train onto train no. 108, which Metra said was operating up to 50 minutes behind schedule.

Service updates are available at Metrarail.com.

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