Train Hits Person Near Wilmette, Halts Metra Service

UP-North-Wilmette
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Metra’s Union Pacific/North Line was back on the move Tuesday evening after being delayed when a train fatally struck a pedestrian in north suburban Wilmette about a block away from the station.

Train No. 331 struck the pedestrian just south of the Wilmette station about 3:50 p.m., Metra spokesman Michael Gillis said.

The pedestrian was killed, but further details about the incident were not immediately known Tuesday afternoon, Metra officials said.

The train left Chicago at 3:20 p.m., and was scheduled to end its run in Winnetka at 3:56 p.m., Gillis said.

Regularly scheduled outbound UP/North trains were halted for about an hour during the evening rush, but were on the move again as of 5:30 p.m., according to Metra’s website.

Five runs were canceled—inbound trains 335, 337, 347, 350; and outbound train 354—while others operated with "extensive" delays.

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