Metra Rock Island Line back on schedule after train strikes, kills pedestrian in New Lenox

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UPDATED: 12:11 p.m.

Metra’s Rock Island Line trains have resumed their normal schedules Monday morning after a train struck and killed a pedestrian in New Lenox, officials said.

The inbound No. 402 train, which left Joliet at 5 a.m., struck a pedestrian near Townline Road in New Lenox about 5:45 a.m., according to Metra.

Inbound and outbound trains had been experiencing delays of up to 70 minutes but were back to normal, according to the Metra website.

UPDATED: 10:10 a.m.

Commuters are experiencing up to 60-minute delays on the Metra Rock Island Line Monday morning after a train struck and killed a pedestrian in New Lenox, officials said.

The inbound No. 402 train, which left Joliet at 5 a.m., struck a pedestrian about 5:45 a.m. near Townline Road in New Lenox, according to Metra.

Inbound trains Nos. 412, 414, 416, 506 and 616 were experiencing up to 70-minute delays, according to the Metra website. Outbound No. 503 as running 30 minutes behind schedule.

By Brian Slodysko

In-bound travel on Metra’s Rock Island Line was halted Monday morning after a train struck a pedestrian in New Lenox, a Metra official said.

The inbound No. 402 train, which left Joliet at 5 a.m., struck a pedestrian near Townline Road in New Lenox about 5:45 a.m., Metra spokesman Tom Miller said.

Miller said riders can expect delays of up to an hour, though he added that crews should be opening one set of tracks to allow some trains through. From the Metra site:

Inbound and outbound train movement remains halted near Mokena due to a pedestrian incident involving train #402. The expected duration of this delays is 50 to 70 minutes. Metra crews and the local authorities are diligently working to restore train service. Rock Island passengers may wish to utilize the Heritage Corridor or Southwest Service this morning until service is restored. Metra will update this site as information becomes available.

The condition of the pedestrian was not known Monday morning.

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