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Metra Electric Line service to the South Suburbs remains suspended Sunday

Metra will run Electric Line service on Sunday between Millennium Station and Kensington/115th Street, but service south of Kensington, including to Homewood and Flossmoor, will remain suspended as the agency continues to repair damage caused by a freight train derailment.  

Customers south of Kensington may be able to use the Rock Island Line as an alternate. The CTA also will honor Metra tickets on the Red Line. PACE will also accept Metra tickets on the following routes: Route 352 Halsted (several Metra Electric stations), Route 353 River Oaks – Homewood (Riverdale Station) and Route 359 Robbins/South Kedzie (Homewood Station).

A CN freight train derailed Wednesday night near the Metra Harvey Station on CN tracks that run parallel to the Metra Electric Line. The derailment damaged the structures supporting the wires that provide power to the line as well as two electrical substations that supply power to that section of track.
This is in addition to the damage caused to the overhead wires at multiple points along the line Wednesday by the severe cold.

Monday’s Electric Line schedule has not yet been determined, Metra will provided updates as they become available.

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