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Metra UP North Line Trains Running Again After Pedestrian Struck

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Updated 12/12/12 – 10:42 p.m.

CHICAGO (STMW) – Metra trains are moving again on the Union Pacific North line after being halted Wednesday evening when a pedestrian was fatally struck near the Rogers Park station.

Union Pacific North Train No. 337, scheduled to arrive in Highland Park at 5:10 p.m., was stopped after striking a pedestrian about 4:45 p.m. “at or near the Rogers Park station,” Metra spokesman Mike Gillis said.

A male was dead at the scene, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. He has not been identified as of Wednesday night. An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday.

Some trains were still delayed anywhere from 38 to 183 minutes as of 9 p.m., according to Metra’s website.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2012. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)