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Inbound Metra BNSF trains to skip Cicero station after derailment

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

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
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
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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