MetroLink resumes normal operations after train, car collide -

MetroLink resumes normal operations after train, car collide

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By Eric Lorenz By Eric Lorenz
( -- Metro officials report that trains will resume normal operation following an accident involving one of it's trains and a car.

According to reports, the accident happened at the 37th Street crossing around 4:45 a.m.
Officials said the train was traveling eastbound when it hit the car.  Nobody on the train was injured.  It is not clear if the driver suffered any injuries, but the vehicle suffered heavy damage.  According to reports, the passenger side of the car was totally caved in.
Investigators did say the accident was not likely weather-related, but they wouldn't elaborate further.
MetroLink riders experienced delays up to and over 30 minutes Monday morning while crews worked to clear the scene of the accident.
Rail service has been restored and customers should no long experience delays in service.
Metro officials released this statement:


At this time, all MetroLink trains on the system are running on time. MetroLink resumed normal operations to the Red Line and Blue Line around 10 a.m. this morning but passengers experienced 10 to 15 delays until the trains could get back onto their regular schedules. Bus shuttles transported MetroLink passengers between the Emerson Park MetroLink Station and the Fairview Heights MetroLink after a car and MetroLink train collided at 37th Street in East St. Louis around 5 a.m. this morning. Both the eastbound and westbound MetroLink tracks were shut down while police investigated the collision. 




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