ELMHURST, Ill. (WLS) — ELMHURST, Ill. After a pedestrian was killed by a train in Elmhurst, Metra UP-West inbound and outgoing trains have resumed operation, but with significant delays. A Metra representative stated that the pedestrian was hit by an inbound train on West Avenue about a mile west of the Elmhurst station.
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City officials have warned drivers to stay away from the area of the railroad crossing on Cottage Hill Avenue and the section of Park Avenue between York Street and Cottage Hill Avenue. No one knows how long they’ll be closed. Due to the incident, two of the three tracks are closed, and Metra has cautioned customers to expect significant delays. Commuters are advised to use alternate routes if at all possible.