A train incident just before 6:00 a.m. Wednesday was a ‘suicide by train’ incident by a Barrington High School male in the senior class. A 17-year-old Barrington High School senior was struck by an eastbound Metra passenger train.
Train #606, scheduled to arrive in Arlington Heights at 6:10 a.m. and Chicago at 7:02 a.m., was stopped at Barrington, just north of the train station, due to a pedestrian accident that killed the pedestrian. The accident occurred between Hart Road and Route 59.
Train #608, scheduled to arrive in Arlington Heights at 6:38 a.m. and Chicago at 7:17 a.m., was stopped north of Barrington due to a pedestrian incident that has temporarily halted train movement past the Barrington station. The duration of this delay is unknown. Metra will update this site as information becomes available. Announced 6:28 a.m.
Train #610, scheduled to arrive at Arlington Park at 6:43 a.m. (no stop downtown Arlington Heights) and Chicago at 7:22 a.m., was stopped north of Barrington due to a pedestrian incident that temporarily halted train movement past the Barrington station. The duration of this delay is unknown. Metra will update this site as information becomes available. Announced 6:35 a.m.
Train #612, scheduled to arrive Chicago at 7:37 a.m., is operating 20 to 25 minutes behind schedule due to a pedestrian incident not involving this train. Announced 6:48 a.m. Some trains are passing through Arlington Heights.
Train #614, scheduled to arrive Chicago at 7:41 a.m., was stopped north of Barrington station. The duration of this delay is unknown. Announced 6:42 a.m.
Extra Train Equipment Filled to Capacity at Arlington Park – Expressing to Chicago. The extra inbound train that departed Barrington has become filled to capacity at Arlington Park and will express to Chicago. Update 7:45 a.m.
Train #616, scheduled to arrive Chicago at 7:55 a.m., was stopped north of Cary because of the accident at Barrington station. Announced 6:57 a.m.
Train #607, scheduled to depart Chicago at 7:13 a.m. and arrive Crystal Lake at 8:35 a.m., was canceled due to earlier delays. The next outbound train scheduled was #609, scheduled to depart Chicago at 7:30 a.m. and arrive Harvard at 9:20 a.m. Announced 6:54 a.m.
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Doors on some of the trains were opened after the trains were stopped and people were getting off the trains to walk or find other transportation. Train #606 was due in Barrington at 5:55 a.m. The accident occurred sometime between 5:55 a.m. and 6:15 a.m.
Barrington police responded to the incident, which is under investigation with the assistance of the Major Crash Assistance Team of Lake County (MCAT).