Trains On Two Metra Lines Stopped In Both Directions Near Elmwood Park

April 22, 2019 - 8:12 am
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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Service was disrupted on Metra’s Milwaukee District West and North Central Service lines after a train hit a pedestrian Monday in west suburban Elmwood Park.

An equipment train struck the pedestrian about 7:30 a.m. near the station at 7600 W. Grand Ave. in Elmwood Park, according to Metra spokesman Tom Miller.

Trains remain halted in both directions near the scene of the crash, affecting service on both the Milwaukee District West line, which stops at the station, and the North Central Service line, which operates on the same tracks in the area, Miller said.

Extensive delays are being reported on both lines, according to Metra.

Elmwood Park police did not provide additional details about the person who was hit.

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