A conductor who works on the Metra SouthWest Service Line has tested positive for COVID-19, the commuter rail service announced Wednesday.
Service was disrupted Sunday on Metra’s Milwaukee District West line after a freight train derailed near northwest suburban Elgin.
Ridership has seen a “severe drop” in the fallout of the pandemic.
Metra is considering service reductions, but won’t be changing schedules until after Friday, if they decide to change at all, Metra spokesman Michael Gillis said.
One of the four who was injured was child who appeared to be three or four years old, Pendleton said.
A male was crossing the tracks about 2:14 p.m. in the 7300 block of South Exchange Avenue when he was hit by a train, Chicago police said.
Twyla Poe and Passion Ware filed the four-count suit Tuesday in Cook County Circuit Court, naming Metra and the Norfolk Southern Railway Company as defendants.
A driver and her passenger were taken to a hospital Monday after a Metra Union Pacific Northwest train struck a vehicle in northwest suburban Arlington Heights, halting trains in both directions for hours.
A South Shore Line train derailed while pulling into the Millennium Station Saturday morning in the Loop, injuring four passengers.
Christopher T. Davis, 19, was one of four people injured when the train hit the car at a railroad crossing.
The train, which was scheduled to arrive at the Orland Park 179th Street station at 8:02 p.m., remains halted, Dahlstrom said.
Riders are advised to listen to platform announcements for the latest service information.
No one was injured, and the derailment was cleared by 10:25 a.m., he said.
Inbound and outbound trains were halted, Metra said. Passengers are asked to look for alternative transportation.
Metra announced the issue about 8:45 a.m., and said inbound and outbound trains were affected.
Train 2102, scheduled to arrive in Chicago at 6:19 a.m., was halted near Libertyville about 5:30 a.m. because of a mechanical failure, according to service alerts from Metra.
The duration of this delay is unknown as crews are working to restore train service, Metra said.
Metra Milwaukee District North trains are running nearly an hour behind schedule during the evening rush Tuesday after a train struck a semi truck in Edgebrook on the North Side.
Inbound and outbound train movement was halted about 7:35 a.m. near Buffalo Grove, according to a service alert from Metra.
The train hit the vehicle about 6:20 a.m. at a crossing on Finley Road near Crescent Boulevard.