(MCT) — Metra trains were delayed more than two hours on the Union Pacific North Line after a person was struck and killed by a train near the Ravenswood stop on the North Side this afternoon, officials said.
The person was hit and killed about 4:30 p.m. by train 335, which left downtown at 4:13 p.m., according to Metra officials. The train was not scheduled to stop at the Ravenswood station and was due to arrive in Kenosha at 5:39 p.m., officials said.
Trains leaving the Ogilvie Transportation Center were delayed, but several delayed or stopped trains had boarded and left the station by about 6:45 p.m. Some trains were delayed two hours or more, and one train was cancelled. For more information, go to the Metra Website.
"I'm just trying to get on a North train, but I don't know if they are making some of the stops or all of the stops," said Ben Davidson, 35, who was trying to get to Rogers Park. "It just adds to the confusion. And the CTA fire makes it worse."
An extra-alarm fire near DePaul University delayed CTA trains on the Red, Brown and Purple lines for nearly three hours.
Michael Burg, 27, said he was sitting on a Metra train for 30 minutes. He was one of a crowd of people looking at the digital board flashing "delayed" at Ogilvie.
"They told us to get off because it wasn't going anywhere," he said.