The CTA, too, seemed back to normal. But the crush of commuters returning to work for the first time in days packed many trains heading into downtown.
“There were more people out traveling this morning, so some people were left standing on platforms,” said Wanda Taylor, a spokeswoman for the CTA. She said many of the problems cleared up by 8 a.m.
There were also some minor problems on the Brown Line when a car backed into a train at about 8:50 a.m.
Metra returned to a full-service schedule today for the first time since Tuesday. But it warned, "Due to continuing severe weather conditions, passengers may encounter minor delays in the arrival and departure of their trains."
Delays of 15 to 20 minutes were reported on the Milwaukee District/West Line, Southwest Service, North Central Service, the Metra Electric District and the BNSF Railway around 7 a.m. By 9:30 a.m., delays of around half an hour were reported on the Milwaukee District North Line and the BNSF line.
Metra blamed signal, mechanical and equipment problems.