BNSF delays expected after Metra train hits pedestrian in La Grange

La Grange crash: Western Springs police responded to incident but did not provide information about person hit

ByABC7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Thursday, March 10, 2022
Metra train hits pedestrian in La Grange
Several trains were canceled and others are operating with extensive delays after a pedestrian was hit in La Grange.

LA GRANGE, Ill. (WLS) -- Metra BNSF trains are operating with residual delays Thursday morning after a pedestrian was hit by a train in La Grange, officials from the commuter rail line said.

Train No. 1200, scheduled to arrive at Chicago's Union Station at 5:12 a.m., was stopped at the La Grange Stone Avenue Metra station just after 5:10 a.m. after hitting a pedestrian, Metra officials said.

Inbound and outbound trains were stopped at 5:20 a.m., and train No. 1201, which was supposed to leave Union Station at 5:28 a.m., would not operate after the incident.

Train No. 1230, departing Aurora at 7:17 a.m., was also canceled.

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Trains began moving again about 5:50 a.m., but extensive delays are expected.

Western Springs police said they were handling an incident at La Grange Stone Avenue but would not provide any additional information about the condition of the person hit by the train.