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Bartlett Train Derailment Brings Morning Rush to a Stop [UPDATED]

By Chuck Sudo in News on Nov 3, 2011 1:16PM

Morning service on Metra's Milwaukee West line came to a halt this morning after a freight train derailed and caught fire in Bartlett.

The derailment happened around 5:10 a.m. near Spaulding and Gifford roads. At least two cars caught fire, but officials reported no injuries. Metra spokesman Michael Gillis said Metra was running limited one-track service prior to the accident and that trains are being held in Elgin until the crash is cleared.

Train Derails, Catches Fire in Bartlett:

1:35 p.m. Update: Metra now says service to the Milwaukee West Line won't be restored back to normal until Friday, at the earliest.