Train Movement Suspended At Union Station After ‘Small Fire’ Leads To Train Evacuation – CBS Chicago
CHICAGO (CBS) — Inbound and outbound train movement is temporarily suspended at Union Station after a Metra BNSF train to Aurora was evacuated just south of Union Station Thursday night due to a possible locomotive fire, officials say.
The expected duration of the delay is unknown, according to Metra’s website.
Train #1285 scheduled to leave Chicago Union Station at 6:31 experienced a “mechanical failure causing a small fire,” according to Metra’s website.
The fire was inside a locomotive and was out by 7:05 p.m., according to a tweet from the Chicago Fire Department.
No injuries were reported.
Firefighters were using lines to cool the engine as of 7:09 p.m.
This is a developing story.