Pedestrian fatally struck by Metra train in Mount Prospect

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Metra Union Pacific Northwest trains were halted in both directions Thursday morning after a pedestrian was struck near the Mount Prospect station. (WLS)

A Metra train struck and killed a pedestrian Thursday morning near the Mount Prospect station on the Union Pacific Northwest Line.

Officials said inbound train No. 608, which was scheduled to arrive in Chicago at 7:17 a.m., hit the 32-year-old Des Plaines man just south of the station around 6:55 a.m. The victim's identity has not been released per request of the family, police said.

The train was stopped for the investigation, causing extensive delays in both directions.

The CTA honored Metra tickets until 9 a.m. at all Blue Line stations from Rosemont into Chicago. Metra also ran buses from the Des Plaines station to Chicago.

Track 1 reopened at Mount Prospect around 8:15 a.m. UP-NW trains started moving again with residual delays.

Metra commuters should listen for platform announcements or check Track Your Train on metrarail.com for the latest updates.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.
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