Metra service disrupted by ‘pedestrian incident’

Service on the Metra Union Pacific North Line through Evanston is disrupted this evening after a pedestrian was struck by a train near the Wilmette station.

The incident apparently involved outbound train #335 headed for Kenosha, which now is stopped at the Wilmette station.

The next outbound train, #337, is ending its northbound run at Evanston's Davis Street station and will return to downtown Chicago from there.

Southbound service is also disrupted. An Evanston Now reader reporting that the southbound train he's on has been stopped for some time at the Winnetka station.

Update 5:54 p.m .: Metra has announced that three more outbound trains will cut short their runs because of the incident in Wilmette.

The medical examiner's office says an adult male pedestrian was struck and killed by the train.

Metra is advising passengers to take Milwaukee north line trains instead.

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