Metra: Only minor delays to Friday morning rush hour service after two fatally hit by BNSF train

Service on Metra’s BNSF line will be operating normally during Friday morning’s rush hour. Metra previously said that a modified schedule would go into effect after two people were fatally struck on elevated tracks in the Little Village neighborhood Thursday afternoon.

A Metra spokesperson said there “might be minor delays,’ but that all trains will be operating on normal schedules Friday morning.

Metra previously made the changes to its schedule after a man and a woman, in their 50s and 40s, respectively, were struck on elevated tracks about 4:50 p.m. Thursday by inbound train no. 1272, near 21st Street and Homan, according to police and Metra. The location is just a mile west of the Western Avenue station, Metra spokeswoman Meg Reile said. The train was scheduled to arrive in Chicago at 4:58 p.m.

The identities of the man and woman were not released Friday morning.

Following the incident, BNSF trains in both directions were initially stopped for about an hour and a half but were moving again by 7:08 p.m. Delays were expected up to two hours, according to Metra. Trains would not stop at the Western Avenue stations for the rest of the night, Metra said.

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