Metra BNSF train hits, kills pedestrian in Berwyn, causing cancelations, extensive delays

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Saturday, August 21, 2021
Train hits pedestrian in Berwyn, causing Metra rail delays
15 trains were canceled after the crash, Metra officials said.

BERWYN, Ill. (WLS) -- An inbound Metra BNSF train hit and killed a pedestrian in Berwyn, causing extensive delays and 15 cancelations on the commuter rail line Friday morning.

Train No. 1208 hit a pedestrian near Harlem Avenue about 6:30 a.m., Metra said. Inbound and outbound trains were stopped after the crash.

Train numbers 1205, 1207, 1209, 1211, 1213, 1215, 1219, 1220, 1226, 1232, 1234, 1236, 1238, 1246 and 1248 will not operate Friday because of the incident.

Just before 6:50 a.m., Metra said "At this time, there is very limited service between Berwyn and Chicago."

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Once trains start moving again, commuters will be able to board other inbound and outbound trains, Metra said.

Metra spokeswoman Sylvia Cooper said the person was fatally struck about 6:30 a.m.

Trains began moving past the station by 8:40 a.m., she said.

Sun-Times Media contributed to this report.