“Construction Incident” on Metra UP-W Railroad Boundary Service; Scheduled Delays – NBC Chicago
Metra trains to and from the western suburbs were temporarily suspended Wednesday morning and service remains limited after an Interstate 294 construction machine fell onto the line’s tracks, officials said. Metro.
“Due to a construction incident near Berkeley Station, Union Pacific West Line service is temporarily suspended,” a Metra tweet read just after 4 a.m. “We expect the inspection and repairs to take approximately three hours.”
According to Metra, the inspection and repairs were expected to take about three hours, with a modified schedule scheduled for completion.
At 5:36 a.m., an update from Metra said service on the UP-W line had been restored, but train commuters should still expect delays due to limited service.
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“Service on the Union Pacific West line has been restored,” Metra said. “Inbound and outbound trains will operate with limited service. Delays are to be expected.”
NBC Chicago Traffic reporter Kye Martin reports delays of more than 40 minutes.
The Metra UP-W line runs from Elburn to Chicago, stopping in western suburbs including Geneva, Wheaton, and Elmhurst.
This story will be updated as new information becomes available.