CHICAGO — Multiple trains on the Union Pacific and BNSF service lines were canceled during Monday morning's rush hour, adding to what Metra has called a lackluster performance month.
BNSF inbound train No. 1242, scheduled to depart from Aurora at 7:22 a.m., was canceled due to "manpower issues," Metra notified customers via its website. Customers could take a train leaving 20 minutes later, Metra said.
BNSF inbound trains No. 1234 and No. 1238, the first of which was scheduled to leave Fairview Avenue in Downers Grove at 7:13 a.m., would operate as a combined train and leave at 7:28 a.m., according to Metra.
Union Pacific canceled inbound train No. 310, scheduled to leave Winnetka at 7:10 a.m., as well as outbound train No. 305, scheduled to leave Chicago at 6:22 a.m. Metra said that late arrival of equipment from earlier delays was to blame for the cancelations.
"Metra and BNSF Railway are aware that the on-time performance record for this line in June is below our goals and standards, and we want to assure our riders that we find it as frustrating as they do," Metra said in a statement last week.
Metra chalked up the delays and cancelations to "a variety of factors," including mechanical breakdowns, freight interference, signal issues and weather.