Saturday, October 31, 2015

Red Line Derailment in Edgewater; Service Suspended North of Belmont (Updated)

Update: Trains are once again running southbound from Granville. Northbound trains are still running express after Sheridan.  More info here.

Original Post:  There's been a train derailment on the Red Line at Granville, so service has been suspended completely north of Belmont.  This is in addition to the scheduled change of the northbound trains running express between Sheridan and Loyola until Monday morning.

According to ABC7 News, "A wheel on a southbound Red Line train car derailed around 2:07 p.m. Saturday afternoon just north of Granville in the Edgewater neighborhood. ... More than 300 passengers were taken off the train by Chicago Fire Department personnel. One person was taken to Swedish Covenant Hospital with a shoulder injury, according to Fire Media Affairs."

Ald. Osterman asks that people stay clear of the area of Granville between Broadway and Sheridan.

No injuries are reported.

This is what the CTA website says:
"Saturday, October 31, 2015 - 3:08 PM to TBD
Impact Level: Service Disruption

Red Line service has been temporarily suspended between Howard and Belmont due to a derailment.

As a result, trains are operating only between Belmont and 95th at this time.

Shuttle buses is available to provide connecting service through the affected area.

Passengers may use #36, #147, and #151 buses as alternatives to Red Line service.

See station personnel for further assistance, and pay attention to announcements on trains and at stations for service information.

We are working to restore service as quickly as possible. Allow extra travel time."

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