UPDATE: Derailment on North Central Line to Halt Trains Until Wednesday

A 110-car Canadian National freight train on Metra's North Central line derailed just after 1 a.m. Tuesday after a set of wheels on a hopper car went off the tracks near Winchester Road in Mundelein, according to the Chicago Tribune. 

Metra trains on the North Central line were not operating Tuesday morning and will not be in service until Wednesday, according to an update on the Metra website. 

The derailment happened on a section of tracks where there is only a single track and trains are currently unable to get around the car, according to the Chicago Tribune. 

CN crews were working Tuesday to try and re-rail the freight train and move it from the scene of the derailment, according to the Metra website. There are also several other freight trains that were stopped due to the accident that must be moved before service can resume.

Metra expects to resume service on the North Central line on Wednesday morning and to provide a normal weekday schedule. 

"We apologize for the inconvenience and we thank you for your patience and understanding," Metra posted on its website

Visit the Metra website for more information

The above information was updated at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 28. 
Metra will not be operating trains on its north central service until further notice due to a CN derailment, according to a message posted on Metra's website at 5:12 a.m. Tuesday. 

The north central service has stops in Grayslake, Libertyville, Buffalo Grove, Mundelein, Wheeling, Antioch and Rosemont, according to Metra's website. 

The Milwaukee District North rail line service is currently operating on a normal schedule. 

Check the Metra website for more updates


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