Man fatally struck by Metra train near Riverside station

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RIVERSIDE, Ill. – A Metra train struck and killed a pedestrian on the BNSF line near the Riverside station on Wednesday.

Officials said a BNSF train hit a man Wednesday afternoon. Train No. 1235 train left downtown Chicago at 2:30 p.m. and was running express to Downers Grove. It was scheduled to arrive in Aurora at 3:28 p.m.

Trains were halted near Riverside in both directions. Metra told commuters not to go to Union Station due to a lack of trains moving on the BNSF line.

Around 5 p.m., Metra announced that commuters could come to Union Station, but to expect delays.

Metra said commuters should check their website for updated information.