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Metra UP-North Line delayed when man climbs on top of train

Updated: February 24, 2014 9:25AM

Metra trains were delayed during the Monday morning commute after a man climbed on top of a train in the Rogers Park neighborhood.

The man climbed on top of the inbound Union Pacific-North Line Train 315 about 7:50 a.m. while the train was stopped in the 7000 block of North Ravenswood, according to Metra spokesman Michael Gillis and police News Affairs Officer Jose Estrada.

The man ran and jumped from car to car and refused to come down, a Metra staffer said.

Train 315 and outbound Train 316 were stopped for about a half-hour before fire officials were able to get the man to come down about 8:20 a.m., Gillis said.

The man was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center for evaluation, Estrada said.

Trains were moving again as of 8:30 a.m. with delays of between 15 and 30 minutes, according to Metra’s website.

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