Metra disrupted by possible work stoppage


Last updated 9/14/2022 at 4:34pm | View PDF

A potential work stoppage by freight railroad workers beginning tomorrow, Sept. 16, has already led to curtailed Metra service tonight on the BNSF line.

According to Metra, BNSF Railway, which operates the line, has canceled tonight’s inbound trains 1296, 1298, 1300 and 1302 (leaving Aurora) and tonight’s outbound trains 1289, 1291 1293 and 1295 (departing Chicago).

If the work stoppage occurs, there will be no service Friday on the BNSF, Union Pacific North, Union Pacific Northwest and Union Pacific West lines. In its statement, Metra said negotiations between the unions and freight railroads are ongoing and company officials hope a settlement will be reached before the strike deadline.

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