Metra North Central Service not passing Wheeling after train strikes parked car

Metra North Central Service remained suspended in Wheeling Friday morning after a commuter train struck a car parked too close to the tracks.

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.

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