Metra Warns of ‘Minor Delays' at Union Station After Emergency Repairs Wednesday

After emergency repairs caused delays on several Metra lines Wednesday morning, the agency says that there is still a chance that residual delays could occur for the evening rush hour.

In a post on social media Wednesday afternoon, the agency says that if service is not restored to the affected lines, then riders should expect “minor delays.”

“If the tracks are not returned to service by 4 p.m., we would advise customers that there could be minor delays and some trains will not depart from their usual tracks, so they should be sure to check the signs at the heads of their platforms,” Metra said in a social media post.

An alert from Metra went out after 6:30 a.m. during the morning rush hour, warning riders of delays on the SouthWest Service, Heritage Corridor, and BNSF Railway lines. The delays were caused by reports of loose concrete above the tracks at Union Station in downtown Chicago, and crews were working to ensure the safety of riders using the lines.

Union Station South Concourse tracks 2,4, and 6 were taken out of service as a result of the inspections.

Amtrak is anticipating that delays, if they occur, will be minor, according to a spokesman with the agency.

It is unclear when the all-clear will be given by the agencies involved.

Check back for updates on this developing story.

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