Metra BNSF delayed after train fatally strikes pedestrian

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

LISLE, Ill. (WLS) -- A person was struck and killed Wednesday morning on the BNSF Metra line in west suburban Lisle, prompting the line to temporarily halt service in the area.

The incident occurred around 5:30 a.m. near Burlington and Ashley Circle, just west of Yackley. Service was suspended between Naperville and Lisle. Five inbound trains were stuck behind the scene as of 6 a.m. They began moving soon after, but the line was expected to run with residual delays

The BNSF is Metra's busiest line, with approximately 69,000 riders a day.

The eastbound train was empty when the pedestrian was struck.