Major delays at Union Station after concrete falls on tracks

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Three Metra train lines are operating with delays on Wednesday after concrete fell on several tracks at Union Station.

Tracks two, four and six at the station’s south concourse are out of service indefinitely until Amtrak maintenance crews can clean up the mess, a Metra spokesperson said.

According to Amtrak, which operates Union Station, four commuter trains were delayed while crews inspected the station for “a report of loose concrete above the track.”

The disruption means delays for the BNSF, SouthWest Service and Heritage Corridor lines, Metra said. Travelers are advised to check gate boards for track changes.

In January, a man was injured by falling concrete at Union Station.