United States, Strike, Level 3: Metra lines may close due to freight rail workers’ strike from 16 September in Chicago – Illinois, USA

2022-09-14: According to the sources, thousands of daily commuters would be impacted by Metra, one of the largest transportation providers following the decision on Tuesday (13 September) to stop train service on several areas of Chicago due to the freight rail workers’ threatened to strike for several issues from Friday (16 September). Reportedly, the major affected areas are a portion of the Texas Eagle, along with three long-distance routes that originate in Chicago: California Zephyr, Empire Builder and Southwest Chief. Notably, not only the passengers, supply chain of various items could be affected.
In case of a strike, major traffic disruptions are to be expected. Delays and cancellations are likely. Before and after official strike hours, disruptions are also possible due to organisational reasons. Passengers are advised to contact their tour operator about the current status in advance to their journey and to schedule additional time for their journey.