A pedestrian was fatally struck by a Metra (BNSF line) near the West Hinsdale station, officials said. About 2:20 p.m., the No. 1268 train was passing Stough Street in west suburban Hinsdale when it struck a pedestrian near the West Hinsdale station, said Michael Gillis, a Metra spokesman.
Metra has implemented its emergency overcrowding plan. Metra recommends BNSF commuters remain downtown until service is restored or seek alternate transportation.
This is the alert from Metra
Attention BNSF Passengers:
Due to a pedestrian incident at West Hinsdale, service on the BNSF Railway will experience significant delays. We are expecting crowds at Chicago Union Station and are implementing our emergency overcrowding plan. Metra recommends BNSF commuters remain downtown until service is restored or seek alternate transportation. We apologize for any inconvenience you may experience as a result of this situation.
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