Metra trains on the Union Pacific Northwest Line stopped for more than three hours during Tuesday evening's rush hour after a train struck and killed a pedestrian in Park Ridge, Metra officials said.
Train No. 631 departed downtown at 4:45 p.m. and struck the person about 5 p.m. between the Park Ridge and Dee Road stations near Greenwood Avenue and Busse Highway, said Meg Reile, Metra spokeswoman.
The situation didn't happen at a station, although it was unclear whether it happened at a pedestrian crosswalk, Riele said.
Trains were stopped while police and a coroner investigated the death.
Residual delays carried on throughout Tuesday night, Reile said.