Computer failure causes Metra North line delays

Updated 9/27/2013 10:27 AM

At least three trains on Metra's Union Pacific North line from Chicago to Kenosha are delayed this morning because of a "system-wide computer failure," according to a Metra service update Friday.

Trains may be delayed between 10 and 20 minutes until the computer system can be fully rebooted after experiencing a failure before 8:40 a.m.


Train 326, which was scheduled to arrive at 8:49 a.m. at Ogilvie Transportation Center in Chicago was said to be running 20 minutes late, while train 330 is operating about 13 minutes behind its 9:15 scheduled Chicago arrival, according to Metra's website.

Also along the Union Pacific North line, the elevator at the Main Street station in Evanston is out of service.

Two trains each on the Milwaukee District North Line, which runs from Chicago to Fox Lake, and the Union Pacific Northwest line, which connects Chicago to Harvard and McHenry, also are operating behind schedule because of signal problems.

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