Train Derailment: Semi-Trailer Truck Crash with Metra Passenger Train at Oak and Railroad Ave Crossing, Bartlett

Bartlett firefighter/paramedics and police responded to a semi-trailer truck crash with a Metra passenger train at about 4:00 p.m. Monday.

At least one of the Metra passenger cars shows severe damage to the side or “skin” of the passenger car. No word yet on injuries. 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.

LIVE TRAFFIC map of the area near Oak Avenue and West Railroad Avenue, Bartlett


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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