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Metra trains delayed after pedestrian struck in west suburbs

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AURORA, Ill. (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

Metra trains on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe line are being delayed Thursday afternoon after a pedestrian was struck by a train headed from Chicago to Aurora.

BNSF Train No. 1231 left Union Station at 12:30 p.m., a Metra spokesman said. It was due to arrive in Aurora at 1:53 p.m., but about 1:30 p.m., near the Route 59 station, its second-to-last stop, it struck a pedestrian.

The stop is near the Aurora-Naperville border.

Train No. 1231 remained stopped as of 2 p.m. and it could arrive at Aurora as much as two and a-half hours late, according to Metra's website.

Additionally, BNSF Train No. 1268, an inbound train scheduled to depart Aurora at 2:20 p.m. and arrive in Chicago at 3:47 p.m., will be delayed in departure by 15-30 minutes because of late arrival of equipment caused by the pedestrian incident.

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