CHICAGO — Full South Shore Line commuter rail service has been restored as of this morning (Sunday, Feb. 3), along with partial service on the Metra Electric Line. Service on both had been stopped since Wednesday as a result of line damage caused by extreme cold weather, followed by a freight-train derailment that damaged some Metra overhead lines. [See “CN derailment keeps Metra, South Shore, and Amtrak trains sidelined,” Trains News Wire, Feb. 1, 2019.]
South Shore service resumed with Sunday’s first westbound train, a 5:20 a.m. departure from Michigan City, Ind., for Chicago. The Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District says regular operations are expected.
Metra Electric service, meanwhile, is operating a limited schedule between Chicago’s Millennium Station and Kensington on its main line, and to the end of its South Chicago branch at 93rd Street. The Feb. 3 schedule is available here. Service south of Kensington and on the Blue Island branch remains suspended.
Metra will announce its plans for Monday service on the Electric Line sometime Sunday.