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Amtrak, Metra service delayed after Hiawatha reportedly hits pedestrian

Posted at 4:56 PM, Aug 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-21 18:51:54-04

NORTHBROOK, Ill. — Amtrak and Metra service was delayed Wednesday after an Amtrak train reportedly hit a pedestrian in Northbrook.

Amtrak Hiawatha Service Train 335, which runs from Chicago to Milwaukee, hit the person about 1:40 p.m. north of Shermer Road in Northbrook, according to Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari. The train remains halted at the scene while authorities investigate, according to WMAQ in Chicago.

Metra Milwaukee District North trains are operating with delays of 30 minutes or more, a Metra spokeswoman said. Inbound and outbound trains are using a single track to move through the area.

Amtrak and Northbrook village officials could not immediately provide details about the person’s condition, according to WMAQ.

No injuries were reported to Amtrak staff or passengers, Magliari said.