CHICAGO — Metra said its North Central Service is not running at all on Tuesday because of an early morning freight train derailment in suburban Mundelein.
A set of wheels on a Canadian National freight train car derailed along a single track in the suburb about 1 a.m., CN spokesman Patrick Waldron said.
The train car, which was carrying small plastic materials, remained upright, Waldron said. No injuries were reported.
On Tuesday morning, crews worked to rerail the train. But there was some damage to the track, so workers will be spending time fixing it through the morning and into the afternoon, Waldron said.
The cause of the derailment is under investigation, he said.
Until CN removes the train and makes any necessary repairs, Metra won't be able to operate its North Central line from Antioch, Metra spokeswoman Meg Reile said. Metra and CN share the tracks in that area.
Metra warned customers that the line wouldn't be working until Wednesday and suggested customers take another form of transportation.
A a few other Metra delays were reported Tuesday morning, though the Milwaukee District North service was running normally.