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Metra Union Pacific North train hits pedestrian near Highland Park

CHICAGO (CBS) -- A Metra train hit a pedestrian Thursday evening near Highland Park.Metra said inbound and outbound Union Pacific North line trains were halted near Highland Park after the accident as of shortly before 6 p.m., and riders should expect extensive delays.By about 7:20 p.m., one track had reopened near the scene to allow for inbound trains to resume service.Around 8 p.m., Metra said outbound service was resuming with extensive delays.Further information was not immediately available.
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