WOODSTOCK – A train struck an unoccupied snowmobile causing delays on local Metra lines, a spokeswoman said.
The snowmobile was abandoned on the tracks outside Woodstock. There were no injuries in the incident that happened just before 2 p.m., said Meg Reile, a Metra Spokeswoman. The train the was set to arrive in Woodstock at 1:48 p.m. today.
"The snowmobile was not occupied. If it had been we'd likely still be out there," Reile said.
The train, No. 715 inbound, was 55 minutes delayed, and a outbound train, set to arrive in Harvard at 2:20 p.m. was 30 minutes behind schedule.
Future trains could be delayed as a result, but Reile said at this time all appeared to be back on schedule.
– Chelsea McDougall