Metra trains moving again after pedestrian struck near Barrington

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BARRINGTON, Ill. --A Metra train struck a pedestrian Tuesday morning near northwest suburban Barrington, authorities said.

The incident slowed commuter rail service on the Union Pacific Northwest Line.

The pedestrian was struck by inbound train No. 624 at the railroad crossing near Spring Street around 7:15 a.m., said Metra spokesman Tom Miller. He said the extent of the pedestrian's injuries was not immediately known.

About 7:25 a.m., all Northwest Line trains were halted near Barrington, Miller said.

About 8:30 a.m., Metra's website said that train No. 609, scheduled to arrive in Harvard at 9:25 a.m., would be the first train to operate through the Barrington station and would continue on to Harvard. However, minimal delays through the Barrington area were possible.

According to the Metra website, outbound train 605, which was scheduled to arrive in Barrington at 7:35 a.m., was to turn around in Barrington and make all stops back into Chicago as an extra train.

Metra also said two sets of equipment trains would express from Chicago to Des Plaines and then turn and operate as inbound trains.

Also until further notice, CTA will honor Metra tickets on the Blue Line from Rosemont to Chicago because of the incident in Barrington, according to the website.

Barrington police and fire personnel are at the scene investigating the incident.

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