Person hit by Metra Electric train, service resuming with ‘extensive delays'

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A pedestrian was hit by a Metra Electric line train Friday morning at the Kensington station on the Far South Side, causing extensive delays during Friday’s morning commute.

The incident was reported from train No. 734 about 7:30 a.m. near the tracks at 115th Street and South Cottage Grove Avenue, according to Metra spokesman Tom Miller.

Trains were initially halted near the site of the crash, but service was resuming with “extensive delays” in both directions by 9:10 a.m., Metra said.

Riders are advised to listen to platform announcements for the latest service information, Metra said. The CTA honored Metra tickets for affected riders on the Red Line from 95th to Lake and on the 1, 2, 6, J14, 28, 71, 115 and 119 buses until shortly after 9:30 a.m.

The identity and condition of the person struck has not been released. Chicago police and the Chicago Fire Department did not immediately have information on the incident.