Bartlett Train Crash with Truck: Milwaukee West Service Stopped/Delayed in Both Directions


Bartlett firefighter/paramedics and police responded to a semi-trailer truck crash with a Metra passenger train at about 4:00 p.m. Monday. The crash involved a semi-trailer car carrier truck — the second crash involving a car carrier truck in less than 24 hours in the Chicago area. Last night a semi-trailer car carrier hit a concrete center barrier wall on the southbound Dan Ryan just north of 69th street. There were no injuries.

At least one of the Metra passenger cars shows severe damage to the side or “skin” of the passenger car. No confirmation yet on injuries, but there is possibly one person injured. As of 4:35 p.m. there has been no extra alarm for ambulances ordered.

Hoffman Estates firefighters are standing by to assist Bartlett firefighters.

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According to Metra (Posted:10/21/2013 04:03 PM), inbound and outbound trains will incur extensive delays in the area of Bartlett due to a grade crossing incident involving Metra train #2242 on the Milwaukee District West Line. The train involved in a crash with a semi-trailer truck (#2242) was scheduled to arrive at Chicago’s Ogilvie Transportation Center at 4:49 p.m. The train is stopped in Bartlett. Estimated time of delays are unknown at the moment. Once more information is available Metra will provide an update.

Initially according to Metra, Train #2244, scheduled to arrive Chicago at 5:37 p.m., would accommodate passengers from train #2242. Train #2244, scheduled to depart Big Timber Rd at 4:07 p.m. and arrive Chicago at 5:37 p.m., was delayed in departure due to a grade crossing incident involving train #2242 at Bartlett. The estimated time of delay was unkwown, but then about 5:05 p.m. Metra announced that Train #2244 would not operate Monday night.

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1 Comment

  1. This is insane. I used to commute there at the Bartlett Metra all the time. Hopefully those injured in lieu of this accident will be okay. I wonder how long it’s going to take for Metra to sort this out so people can get back to commuting at their Metra station. I remember one time, when I was too young to even remember, I walked along the train tracks with my dad. It was so cold that we both had hard nipples. I remember always fearing something like this would happen.

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