All inbound and outbound trains on the Metra UP-NW line near Barrington are halted after a train fatally struck a pedestrian Thursday morning.
The Metra Police Department, Barrington Fire Department and Barrington Police Department responded around 7:45 a.m. Thursday to the Union Pacific Railroad train tracks in the area of Main Street and Hough Street in Barrington.
A 911 caller reported a female victim had been struck by a train and appeared to be deceased.
Officers and paramedics arrived and confirmed the victim was dead at the scene, officials said. No one else was injured.
The Lake County Coroner’s Office was notified and responded to the scene.
An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday on the victim, whose identity is being withheld pending notification to their family.
Metra reported all inbound and outbound train movement was halted near Barrington due to the incident, which involved train #634.
Trains departing from Chicago are not operating past Palatine.
Metra said extensive delays are reported on the UP-NW line and an extra inbound train is operating from Palatine to Chicago.
A Metra spokesperson said around 9:30 a.m. that trains were expected to resume service in the area shortly.
The spokesperson said he did not know the circumstances surrounding how the incident occurred as Metra police are still on the scene investigating.
Police have shut down several intersections in downtown Barrington, including Main Street and Hough Street as well as Route 14 and Hough Street.