‘Extensive delays' on Metra UP North after train strikes pedestrian

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CHICAGO (STMW) - Trains on Metra’s Union Pacific North Line are operating with significant delays Friday morning after a train struck and killed a pedestrian on the North Side, officials said.

Train No. 320 hit a pedestrian about 8:15 a.m. near Belmont and Ravenswood, according to Metra and Chicago Fire Department officials.

The pedestrian was killed, Fire Media Affairs said.

All trains were halted in both directions at Clybourn after the incident, Metra said. Service had resumed with “extensive delays” as of 9:38 a.m.

Trains No. 324, which was scheduled to arrive in Chicago at 8:41 a.m.; No. 326, which was scheduled to arrive in Chicago at 8:49 a.m.; and No. 328, which was scheduled to arrive in Chicago at 9:08 a.m. are operating about 80-90 minutes behind schedule, Metra said. They will be operating at restricted speeds through the crash site.

The CTA will be honoring Metra tickets for riders affected by the delays on the Brown Line at the Damen station; and on the Purple Line at the Davis, Central and Linden stations, according to a Metra service alert.