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Metra train strikes pedestrian near Naperville

The BNFS Metrtrasits with passengers board Plank Road ColumbiStreet Naperville July 2011. |  File~Sun-Times Media

The BNFS Metra train sits with passengers on board at Plank Road and Columbia Street in Naperville in July 2011. | File~Sun-Times Media

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Updated: July 29, 2011 5:06PM



Two Metra trains have been stopped after a pedestrian was struck by a train Friday afternoon near west suburban Naperville.

Burlington Northern Santa Fe Train 1272 struck a pedestrian about 4:05 p.m. just east of the Naperville station, according to Metra spokeswoman Meg Reile.

The train, scheduled to arrive in Chicago at 4:55 p.m., is stopped near Lisle due to the incident, the advisory said.

BNSF Train 1241, scheduled to arrive in Aurora at 4:40 p.m., will not operate past Downers Grove’s Main Street station Friday night due to the incident, according to a Metra service advisory.

The train will travel inbound to Chicago, accommodating passengers at all intermediate stations between Downers Grove and western Avenue.



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