CHICAGO (CBS) — Metra Union Pacific-North Line trains are operating with extensive delays, after a 62-year-old woman was struck by a train Thursday afternoon and later died.

Evanston Fire Department officials said crews responded to a person down at the Central Street station shortly after 1 p.m. A 62-year-old woman from Wilmette was on the tracks, and appeared to have been injured by a train.

The woman was rushed to the hospital in critical condition, but was later pronounced dead.

Metra confirmed a person was hit by a train, and trains in both directions were halted while they investigated.

It was not immediately clear why the woman was on the tracks.

Trains were moving again shortly before 3 p.m.


CBS 2 Chicago Staff