A Metra BNSF train fatally struck a pedestrian in west suburban Lisle on Monday. The incident delayed trains throughout the evening rush.
Inbound train No. 1272 struck a pedestrian just east of the Lisle station just after 4 p.m., Metra spokeswoman Meg Reile said.
Trains were initially halted in both directions, but as of 5 p.m., trains are able to use one track to get by, but at a reduced speed.
The person struck by the train, a male of unknown age, later died, according to a statement from Lisle police.
Preliminary information indicates the incident was not an accident, “but instead an unfortunate incident of self-harm,” police said.
Riders on the BNSF saw one canceled train and delays of at least 50 minutes Monday evening, but normal service has resumed as of 7:30 p.m., Metra said.