Metra: Pedestrian hit, killed by train in Tinley park
BY LUKE WILUSZ Staff Reporter November 15, 2013 6:38AM
Updated: November 15, 2013 11:36AM
A person was hit and killed by a Metra train in southwest suburban Tinley Park Friday morning, delaying Rock Island District trains in both directions.
Inbound train No. 402, which was scheduled to arrive in Chicago at 6:40 a.m., apparently hit and killed a pedestrian at or near the 80th Avenue station in Tinley Park about 5:55 a.m., Metra spokeswoman Meg Riley said.
Train No. 404, scheduled to arrive in Chicago at 7:03 a.m., was operating 27 to 33 minutes behind schedule and will accomodate riders from train No. 402, according to a service alert on Metra’s website. Train No. 406, scheduled to arrive in Chicago at 7:27 a.m., was operating 15 to 20 minutes behind schedule. Trains were originally halted in both directions for about 45 minutes after the pedestrian was hit.
The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office could not immediately confirm the fatality Friday morning.