Discussion related to commuter rail and rapid transit operations in the Chicago area including the South Shore Line, Metra Rail, and Chicago Transit Authority.

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  by AmtrakFan
Train number 1253, due out of Chicago at 4:46 p.m., and arriving at Aurora at 6:04 p.m. will not operate today. Train number 1255, departing Chicago at 4:54 p.m. will be making additional stops at Halsted Street, Western Avenue and Highlands. What happeneed Mechanical Problems?

  by Amtrak31
Probably a mechanical failure...or the tracks are blocked for some reason (doubtful).

  by MetraBNSF
All I heard was an equipment failure.