The incident occurred on Metra's Union Pacific Northwest line, causing major problems during the morning commute. Initially, trains were halted in both directions in and out of Barrington. As of 9:45 a.m., Metra said inbound and outbound trains were operating with delays.
The Lake County Sheriff's Office said the call came in at about 5:56 a.m. the pedestrian was fatally struck by the train near Route 14 and Taylor Street.
Metra Alert UP-NW - Inbound and outbound train movement halted near Barrington, train #606 struck a pedestrian— Metra UP-NW (@metraUPNW) March 27, 2018
At this time, Metra has very limited inbound service between Barrington and Chicago due to train 606 striking a pedestrian. An extra train will depart Barrington making all stops to Chicago, this extra train will follow 618. https://t.co/aBZ0x2KHew— Metra UP-NW (@metraUPNW) March 27, 2018