Metra: Delays are Likely Monday Due to Extreme Cold

Extreme cold Monday "would likely create unanticipated delays or service disruptions" along Metra lines in the Chicago area, according to a winter weather alert posted on Metra's website. 

There were no delays reported on the Metra Northwest line as of 9:30 a.m. today but delays had been reported on other lines, including a 25-minute delay on the Milwaukee District/West Line as well as delays on the Milwaukee District/North Line and the BNSF Railway, according to the Metra website. 

Visit the Metra website for more updates on Metra schedules and/or delays. 

Here is the full winter weather alert posted on Metra's website Monday: 

The National Weather Service forecast includes a Hazardous Weather Outlook for the Chicago area that may adversely affect portions of the region served by Metra.  

Please be advised that as always, we will make every reasonable effort to assure your timely and comfortable commute.  Unfortunately, weather conditions beyond our control will likely create unanticipated delays or service disruptions.  

Depending on the severity of conditions in specific areas on Monday, February 10, 2014, your train may experience delays due to temperature-related speed restrictions.  

Metra will continue to utilize all possible measures available to combat extraordinary weather conditions.  Please allow extra travel time to assure your safe passage to and from your destination.  We regret any unanticipated weather related delays that you may experience and appreciate your patience.  

Thank you for choosing Metra for your travel needs.  Please refer to Service Updates for line-specific information.

Source: Metra website


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