Person Fatally Struck By Train on Metra's BNSF Railway, Extensive Delays Reported | NBC Chicago

Person Fatally Struck By Train on Metra's BNSF Railway, Extensive Delays Reported

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    Inbound and outbound trains on Metra’s BNSF Railway were halted near suburban Western Springs Thursday morning after a train hit a pedestrian, the rail agency said. Mike Lorber reports live from Sky 5.

    (Published Thursday, April 20, 2017)

    Trains on the Metra BNSF line were operating with delays of almost 2 hours after a pedestrian was struck and killed by a Metra train Thursday morning in west suburban La Grange, officials said. 

    Inbound train No. 1208, scheduled to arrive in Chicago at 6:38 a.m., struck a pedestrian about 6:15 a.m. between Gilbert and Brainard avenues in La Grange, according to Metra spokesman Tom Miller. 

    The pedestrian was killed, according to the La Grange Police Department. 

    For a time, trains were stopped in both directions. Trains were moving again—albeit slowly—as of 8:45 a.m., Metra officials said. 

    Inbound train No. 1234, scheduled to depart Fairview Avenue at 7:13 a.m. and arrive in Chicago at 7:56 a.m., was originating from Stone Avenue, according to Metra. That train was scheduled to make all station stops between Stone and the Halsted Street station.

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