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updated: 5/12/2012 5:20 PM

Trains rolling again after bomb investigation

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By Deborah Pankey

Trains on Metra's Union Pacific Northwest Line were running on schedule Saturday after service had been shut down Friday night while police and bomb squad experts investigated a suspicious package in a train car at the Harvard station.

Metra officials said the train was scheduled to depart Harvard (the end of the line) for Chicago at 8:35 p.m., but was held up while Harvard Police and an outside bomb squad investigated an unattended suitcase aboard the train. The scene was cleared at midnight without incident, a Metra spokeswoman said.

She said Harvard-bound trains unloaded passengers in Woodstock (the stop before Harvard) and passengers were shuttled to and from the Harvard station.

Harvard Police were not available Saturday to comment further on the investigation.

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