One Killed by Metra Train at Fort Sheridan Station on UP North Line, 1 Injured by BNSF Line Train at Downer’s Grove Station

Two Metra train incidents occurred during the evening rush during Friday night’s rush hour. Downers Grove firefighter/paramedics and police responded about 5:45 p.m. Friday to a report of a pedestrian hit by a Metra train near the Downers Grove train station on the BNSF near Main Street. The person is reported to injured, and transported to a local hospital.

Metra train #1288 was involved in the incident.

In the second incident at about 7:25 p.m. Friday, an outbound Metra train #357 hit a pedestrian near the Fort Sheridan Metra train station near 3500 Western Avenue. Lake Forest firefighter/paramedics and Highland Park firefighter/paramedics were on the scene.

In both incidents, Metra provided service advisories which mentioned delays of about 60-120 minutes expected.

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