Derailment on rapid transit line

April 21, 2008 6:16:23 AM PDT
The derailment of a rapid transit train on the Chicago-Evanston border caused no injuries, but forced the Chicago Transit Authority to shut down power briefly to several train lines. CTA spokeswoman Shelia Gregory says the derailment occurred late Sunday night as a Red Line train pulled into the Howard Street station.

The station also serves the Purple and Yellow Lines.

The second car of the train left the tracks, and power was shut down while passengers were removed from the train.

Gregory says crews restored service to the Red Line quickly, but shuttle buses were put in place for Yellow and Purple Line trains, which were sharing the southbound tracks due to construction.


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