Metra UP-W service resumes after construction equipment falls on bridge near Berkeley station

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Wednesday, May 24, 2023
Metra resumes UP-W line after construction equipment falls on bridge
Metra UP-W train service has resumed after a piece of equipment form construction on the Tri-State Tollway fell on a bridge in Berkeley.

BERELEY, Ill. (WLS) -- Service on the Metra Union Pacific West has been restored with delays Wednesday morning after a piece of construction equipment fell on a bridge near the Berkeley station, Metra said.

Metra said the heavy construction equipment fell onto a bridge beam related to construction on the Tri-State Tollway, which crosses over the UP-W tracks.

Metra said inspections were needed to determine if there is any damage to the bridge.

At about 4 a.m., Metra initially said it could take three hours to complete the inspection and repairs.Service began operating again with limited service and delays shortly after 5:30 a.m.