Trains Delayed on Metra’s BNSF Line Stopped After Incident Involving Pedestrian, Freight Train

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Trains on Metra’s BNSF line were stopped Thursday afternoon due to an incident involving a pedestrian and a freight train.

Metra said train no. 1231, scheduled to arrive in Aurora just before 2 p.m., was stopped in Naperville due to “a pedestrian incident involving a freight train.”

The transit agency said crews were at the scene working to resume train operation but as of 2:15 p.m., the train remain stopped.

Further details on what happened weren’t immediately known. 

Several trains were delayed heading into the evening rush hour, but just before 5 p.m., Metra said trains were operating on a normal schedule.

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