Metra UP-W trains delayed after pedestrian struck, killed near Melrose Park

Metra train schedule affected by incident

ByABC7 Chicago Digital Team
Monday, February 20, 2023
Metra UP-W trains stopped near Melrose Park after pedestrian struck
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Metra Union Pacific-West trains are stopped near Melrose Park after a pedestrian was hit, the commuter rail said.

MELROSE PARK, Ill. -- Metra Union Pacific-West trains were stopped Monday morning near Melrose Park after a train hit and killed a pedestrian, the commuter rail said.

Metra tweeted just before 6:20 a.m. that Train No. 14 hit a pedestrian, and inbound and outbound trains were stopped near Melrose Park.

The person died on the scene, Metra said.

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Metra riders are asked to take the BNSF or Milwaukee West lines as alternate options.

Trains 19, 38, 21, 42 and 34 were not expected to run, as a result of the incident.

Trains began moving again just after 7:20 a.m., but extensive delays are expected.

This is a developing story; check back with ABC7 Chicago for updates.