Metra trains to and from the Western Suburbs were temporarily suspended Wednesday morning after some construction equipment fell onto the tracks on Interstate 294, Metra officials said, and operations remained restricted. there is
Shortly after 4 a.m., Metra said, “Due to a construction accident near Berkeley station, service on the Union Pacific West line has been temporarily suspended,” and “it is expected to take about three hours to complete inspections and repairs.” I do,” he tweeted.
Metra said the inspection and repairs are expected to take about three hours and will be rescheduled when completed.
At 5:36 a.m., an update from Metra said service had been restored on the UP-W line, but rail commuters were expected to experience delays as service was still limited.
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“Services on the Union Pacific West Line have been restored,” Metra said. ・We are restricting the operation of both inbound and outbound trains, so delays are expected.
NBC Chicago Transit reporter Kai Martin reports delays of more than 40 minutes.
The Metra UP-W line runs from Elburn to Chicago, with stops in western suburbs such as Geneva, Wheaton and Elmhurst.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.