BNSF trains delayed after Amtrak train strikes vehicle

<p>| Sun-Times Media File</p>

| Sun-Times Media File

An Amtrak train struck a vehicle near Harlem Avenue on the border of Riverside and Berwyn on Thursday, delaying Metra BNSF line trains.

The Amtrak train was running on the BNSF tracks when it hit a vehicle near Harlem Avenue about 2:30 p.m., Metra spokesman Michael Gillis said.

Metra’s BNSF line trains between Chicago and Aurora use those same tracks, and were temporarily stopped, the rail agency said. The crash happened near the Harlem Metra station in Riverside.

BNSF trains are running again as of 3:30 p.m., but are moving slowly on a single track through the area, Metra said. Trains are running between 20 and 75 minutes late.

Riverside police are investigating, but had no immediate details on the crash.

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