2 injured after debris fall onto Union Station platform

CHICAGO — Union Station shut down one of its tracks Tuesday evening due to falling debris.

Two people were injured by the falling debris.

Lindsay Plebaniak was rushing to make her 5:05 p.m. Metra train to Elmwood Park when parts of the ceiling just gave way and hit her shoulder. She recorded video and posted it on Facebook.

Track 5 was shut down due to the incident, and it caused delays to at least one Metra train line. By Wednesday morning, the track was open and no delays were being reported.

Amtrak, who owns Union Station, said the debris fell from the underside of buildings above the platform, and the owners of those buildings are responsible for maintaining their structures.

An image posted on Twitter shows large pieces of debris falling on the northern tracks of Union Station.

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