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Metra Commuters, Beware: Northern Trains Facing 2-Hour Delays

By Kelly Bauer | September 14, 2017 8:45am

CHICAGO — Metra's Union Pacific North line saw massive delays after a train hit a person early Thursday.

Shortly after 4:30 a.m., a train hit a person near the suburban Highwood station, a Metra spokesman said. The crash and investigation shut down all trains going past the station for several hours, but one track was opened by about 7:30 a.m.

Trains began to move after the track opened, the Metra spokesman said, but they were operating with delays.

Some morning trains were facing two-hour — or longer — delays, according to service alerts from Metra.