Mechanical problem halts BNSF train, delays others
Updated: June 13, 2012 10:53AM
Mechanical problems halted a Metra train bound for the western suburbs Tuesday night for more than an hour, causing headaches for other BNSF Railway commuters.
Outbound Train No. 1261 was stopped for an hour and ten minutes because of mechanical problems, but was on the move again as of about 6:30 p.m., Metra spokesman Michael Gillis said. He couldn’t immediately say what the problem was.
Another outbound train behind it, No. 1263, was eventually able to get around it and is running about 50 minutes late, Gillis said.
One other train was delayed about 24 minutes, while riders on four other inbound and outbound trains were running about 15 minutes late because of the problems, Gillis said.