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CLARENDON HILLS, Ill. (WLS) -- The Metra BNSF line will resume full service Friday morning, including stopping at Clarendon Hills for the first time since Wednesday's fatal crash.At a press conference Thursday, the NTSB confirmed that 72-year-old Downers Grove woman Christina Lopez was ejected from the train because of damage caused by a collision with a box truck.Authorities said they are continuing to investigate why the truck was on the tracks. Christina Lopez, 72, of Downers Grove, was killed when the BNSF Metra train she was riding on collided with a box truck in Clarendon Hills. The NTSB plans to release a preliminary report in two weeks after gathering footage from nearby video cameras as well as witness accounts. The complete investigation could take up to 18 months to complete."There's a lot information here, and we want to make sure that we get it right," NTSB vice chairman Bruce Landsberg said.The family said Lopez was a "tremendous" woman who was retired with three daughtersNTSB gives update on Metra crash investigation EMBED More News VideosNTSB Vice Chairman Bruce Landsberg speaks...
CLARENDON HILLS, Ill. (WLS) -- The Clarendon Hills Metra stop remains closed Thursday after a passenger was killed and four other people were injured in a crash with a box truck during the Wednesday morning rush hour.The National Transportation Safety Board is now heading up the investigation after the passenger was killed and two other passengers and two BNSF employees were injured in the crash at the Prospect Avenue crossing. All injuries were described as minor."All of us on Metra and BNSF Railway are devastated by this death and we will be working hand-in-hand with the NTSB to find out what happened," Metra spokesman Michael Gillis said.Truck catches fire after being hit by Metra trainEMBED More News Videos A truck caught fie after being hit by a Metra BNSF train Wednesday morning. Authorities have not released the identity of the woman who was killed, but it appeared she was ejected from the inside of the train as it hit the truck.The incident made for a chaotic and scary morning for many commuters and people living in the downtown area.RELATED: 3...
CLARENDON HILLS, Ill. (WLS) -- A Metra BSNF train hit a truck in Clarendon Hills Wednesday morning Metra said.The incident has led to service disruptions to inbound and outbound traffic and Metra warned customers to expect extensive delays.Inbound Train #1304 will originate at Hinsdale due to train #1242 striking a vehicle.Further details on the incident were not immediately available.
NAPERVILLE, Ill. (WLS) -- A Metra BNSF train struck a pedestrian in Naperville Friday morning, Metra said.Metra said all inbound and outbound trains have been halted after train #1214 struck a pedestrian.Extensive delays are expected, Metra said.Further details were not immediately avaialble.
LA GRANGE, Ill. (WLS) -- Metra BNSF trains are operating with residual delays Thursday morning after a pedestrian was hit by a train in La Grange, officials from the commuter rail line said.Train No. 1200, scheduled to arrive at Chicago's Union Station at 5:12 a.m., was stopped at the La Grange Stone Avenue Metra station just after 5:10 a.m. after hitting a pedestrian, Metra officials said.Inbound and outbound trains were stopped at 5:20 a.m., and train No. 1201, which was supposed to leave Union Station at 5:28 a.m., would not operate after the incident.Train No. 1230, departing Aurora at 7:17 a.m., was also canceled.RELATED: Harvey crash kills 4 after car hits last car of freight train at crossing, officials sayTrains began moving again about 5:50 a.m., but extensive delays are expected.Western Springs police said they were handling an incident at La Grange Stone Avenue but would not provide any additional information about the condition of the person hit by the train.
BROOKFIELD, Ill. (CBS) — Metra BNSF line trains were halted at the Congress Park station in Brookfield during the Friday afternoon rush after someone was hit by a train. Trains headed both east and west were stalled. Some BNSF trains that were scheduled to depart from Union Station Friday afternoon also will not run. READ MORE: Fights, Gunfire, And Frequent Police Calls At Kick-Off's Bar & Grill Fuel Markham Mayor's Call For Midnight Closing Time For All Bars ThereMetra advised that extensive delays are expected. READ MORE: U.S. COVID-19 Death Toll Tops 900,000; Illinois Alone Has Seen More Than 30,000 DeathsFurther details about the incident were not immediately available. MORE NEWS: Gov. JB Pritzker Touts Plan To Suspend Sales Tax On GroceriesCHECK: Metra Updates
CHICAGO (CBS) — Inbound and outbound train service is halted near Highlands after a BNSF train hit a pedestrian. The incident happened just after 1:00 Wednesday afternoon. According to Metra, expect “extensive” delays. Metra said the duration of the delays is unknown at this time. More information on how pedestrian incidents may affect your travel: https://t.co/xNaPZrKcdb https://t.co/RezEdKaxvc — Metra BNSF (@metraBNSF) September 29, 2021 This is a developing story.
BERWYN, Ill. (WLS) -- An inbound Metra BNSF train hit a pedestrian in Berwyn, causing extensive delays and seven cancelations on the commuter rail line Friday morning.Train No. 1208 hit a pedestrian near Harlem Avenue about 6:30 a.m., Metra said. Inbound and outbound trains were stopped after the crash.Train numbers 1205, 1207, 1209, 1220, 1234, 1236 and 1238 will not operate Friday because of the incident.Just before 6:50 a.m., Metra said "At this time, there is very limited service between Berwyn and Chicago."RELATED: Metra UP-NW train strikes rideshare vehicle in Norwood Park taking teen to grad party, friends sayOnce trains start moving again, commuters will be able to board other inbound and outbound trains, Metra said.No information about the pedestrian was immediately available.This is a developing story; check back with ABC 7 Chicago for updates.
CHICAGO (CBS)– A Metra BNSF train struck a pedestrian Friday morning. Metra Alert BNSF – Inbound and outbound train movement halted near Harlem Avenue, train #1208 struck a pedestrian. Extensive delays are anticipated. READ MORE: Blue Angels Performing This Weekend; Here Are The Best Lakefront Viewing Areas — Metra BNSF (@metraBNSF) August 20, 2021 Both inbound and outbound trains are halted near Harlem Avenue. READ MORE: Loyola Celebrating Sister Jeans 102nd Birthday With Virutal Celebration Extensive delays are expected. This is a developing story. MORE NEWS: Chicago Mask Mandate Returns: Some Things Its Worth Knowing sdf
CHICAGO (CBS) — Inbound and outbound Metra service has been halted on the BNSF Railway near west suburban Riverside, after a freight train struck a pedestrian Friday afternoon. The accident happened shortly after 1 p.m. in Riverside. Riverside Police and representatives for BNSF did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Metra warned commuters who use the BNSF Railway to expect extensive delays Friday afternoon.
LAGRANGE, Ill. -- Metra BNSF service was stopped at LaGrange Road after a pedestrian was struck and killed by a train Tuesday morning.The collision happened about 7 a.m. in the western suburb, according to an alert from the transit agency.Inbound and outbound trains were not passing LaGrange Road. Trains were still traveling between Brookfield and Union Station.The Cook County medical examiner confirmed a 52-year-old man died in the incident near Kenzington and Hillgrove Avenue. An autopsy was scheduled for Wednesday.Service updates are available at Metrarail.com. Source: Sun-Times Media Wire - Copyright Chicago Sun-Times 2021.)
CHICAGO (CBS)– A man was fatally struck by a Metra train in LaGrange Tuesday morning. According to the LaGrange Fire Department, the man was crossing the tracks at Kensington and Burlington avenues just before 7 a.m. READ MORE: Over $60,000 Raised For ISP Trooper In A Coma After Being Hit While Assisting In Crash On I-55 Near Joliet Metra Alert BNSF – Inbound and outbound train movement halted near LaGrange Road, train #9502 struck a pedestrian. Extensive delays are expected, updates will be provided. — Metra BNSF (@metraBNSF) February 23, 2021 READ MORE: Fashion Designer Chicago Playground Accused Of Taking Payments For Clothes Through Cash App And Never Sending Them Inbound and outbounds trains are halted near LaGrange Road, according to Metra. Extensive delays are expected. Metra Alert BNSF – Train #9506 and #9530 will not operate today due to the ongoing pedestrian incident near LaGrange. Train #1306 or a delayed inbound train will accommodate the Customers. — Metra BNSF (@metraBNSF) February 23, 2021 MORE NEWS: A Warning For Lake Michigan Ice Walkers: Dont Do It The incident...