Chicago had their first snow of the season on Tuesday and they did not have a good transit day…
The Pink Line ( yes Pink Line) derailed during the morning rush hour
Pink Line service has been restored in both directions between the 54th/Cermak and Pulaski stations. All trains are moving. Service had been interrupted earlier due to an equipment problem.
Thank you for your patience as we worked to correct this problem.
Meanwhile the Blue Line that connects the Loop with O’Hare Field gets hit with this
Due to track work on the Blue Line between Division/Milwaukee and Grand/Milwaukee, a slow zone has been added in both directions through which trains must operate at 6 miles per hour. Please allow for extra travel time.
and then during the evening rush hour
Normal service has now resumed on the Yellow Line. However, we are currently working to restore normal service intervals.
Red Line and Purple Line trains are moving but are currently experiencing service delays. Please allow additional travel time.
buses were not doing any better
Due to the inclement weather, Lake Shore Drive is temporarily closed in both directions between 57th Street and Roosevelt Road. The following buses are being temporarily rerouted:
#6 Jackson Park Express – via Michigan, Cermak, King Drive, 35th Street, Cottage Grove, 47th Street, and Lake Park over the regular route.
#14 Jeffrey Express — via Michigan, Cermak, King Drive, 35th Street, Cottage Grove, 47th Street, Lake Park, Stony Island, 67th Street, and Jeffery Blvd. over the regular route.
Please allow extra travel time. Due to drifting snow at 54th/Shore Drive, eastbound #171 U. of Chicago/Hyde Park buses are temporarily rerouted via 55th, Hyde Park, 53rd and Cornell back to 55th.
Their Commuter Rail COMPLETLY collapsed
Union Pacific/West Line – Train Annulled
Union Pacific/West Line Train #71, departing Ogilvie Transportation Center at 10:40 p.m., arriving Elburn at 12:06 a.m., has been annulled due to weather related problem out of downtown Chicago.
ROCK ISLAND TRAIN DELAYS
ROCK ISLAND DISTRICT TRAINS TRAVELING INBOUND TO CHICAGO LASALLE STREET STATION AND OUTBOUND TRAINS TRAVELING TO JOLIET MAY BE OPERATING 20-75 MINUTES LATE DUE TO EARLIER SWITCH PROBLEMS AT GRESHAM AND SEVERE WEATHER.
NORTH CENTRAL SERVICE
NORTH CENTRAL SERVICE TRAIN #121 SCHEDULED TO ARRIVE ANTIOCH AT 10:04P.M. IS OPERATING APPROXIMATELY 20 MINUTES BEHIND SCHEDULE DUE TO SWITCH PROBLEMS AND SEVERE WEATHER.
METRA UNION PACIFIC WEST LINE
METRA UNION PACIFIC WEST LINE TRAIN #66 SCHEDULED TO ARRIVE AT OGILVIE TRANSPORTATION CENTER AT 9:46P.M. IS OPERATING 20-25 MINUTES BEHIND SCHEDULE DUE TO SWITCH PROBLEMS AND SEVERE WEATHER.
METRA UNION PACIFIC WEST LINE TRAIN #67 SCHEDULED TO ARRIVE AT ELBURN AT 10:06P.M. IS OPERATING APPROXIMATELY 20-25 MINUTES BEHIND SCHEDULE DUE TO SWITCH PROBLEMS AND SEVERE WEATHER.
METRA UNION PACIFIC NORTHWEST LINE UPDATED 9:40P.M.
METRA UNION PACIFIC NORTHWEST LINE TRAIN #659 SCHEDULED TO ARRIVE HARVARD AT 10:20P.M. IS OPERATING APPROXIMATELY 15-20 MINUTES BEHIND SCHEDULE DUE TO EARLIER SWITCH PROBLEMS AND SEVERE WEATHER.
METRA UNION PACIFIC NORTHWEST LINE TRAIN #662 SCHEDULED TO ARRIVE AT OGILVIE TRANSPORTATION CENTER AT 10:23P.M. IS OPERATING APPROXIMATELY 40 MINUTES BEHIND SCHEDULE DUE TO EARLIER SWITCH PROBLEMS AND SEVERE WEATHER. THIS TRAIN WILL RUN EXPRESS
FROM THE CRYSTAL LAKE STATION TO CHICAGO.
So you must be thinking how much snow did they get??? 8.1 inches
Here is hoping we handle our first storm better than Chicago did on Tuesday