Amtrak strikes vehicle near Morton Grove, Metra Milwaukee District North trains temporarily delayed Tuesday morning

Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Amtrak strikes vehicle near Morton Grove, Metra Milwaukee District North trains temporarily delayed Tuesday morning
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Metra Milwaukee District North trains were delayed Tuesday after an Amtrak train struck a vehicle near north suburban Morton Grove.

MORTON GROVE, Ill. -- Metra Milwaukee District North trains were delayed Tuesday after an Amtrak train struck a vehicle near north suburban Morton Grove.

According to officials around 6:45 a.m., the Amtrak train, which was traveling on Metra tracks, struck a vehicle at Lincoln Avenue near Morton Grove, a Metra spokesperson said.

Riders were advised to expect extensive delays.

Inbound and outbound trains resumed service about 7:30 a.m., operating with fifteen to twenty minute delays, Metra said.

Metra officials deferred further questions to Amtrak, who did not immediately respond to a request for details.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire - Copyright Chicago Sun-Times 2019.)