Metra BNSF resumes after extensive delays due to track blockage

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CHICAGO — Metra service resumed after earlier track blockage caused extensive delays Friday afternoon.

An incident in the yard was preventing movement of equipment for the evening rush hour, around 4 p.m. A train was blocking all tracks in the Metra BNSF rail yard.

Metra BNSF and southwest service commuters experienced heavy delays at the Chicago Union Station.

Service resumed after 4:45 p.m. with residual delays.

The Metra recommended riders to take alternative transportation. There was a overcrowding prevention plan in place at Union Station.

Metra has not provided any other information.

Earlier, a pedestrian was fatally hit by a Metra BNSF train around 8:30 a.m. near Berwyn.

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