Woman falls on CTA tracks, pulled back to platform by bystanders

Image of the CTA's train system. (AP Photo).
December 20, 2013 9:27:41 AM PST
CTA Red Line trains experienced delays in both directions after a woman fell off the platform at 87th Street.

The woman fell in front of an approaching northbound train as it was slowing at the stop around 8:45 a.m. Friday, according to the CTA. She made contact with the train, and other CTA customers pulled her back up to the platform. They called for help and the Chicago Fire Department responded. The woman was taken to the hospital; her condition is not known.

Train service was temporarily suspended between the 95th and 63rd stations during the height of the morning commute and shuttle buses were put in place. At 9:15 a.m. Friday, CTA officials said the CFD gave the all clear to restore power.

Trains are returning to normal, but the CTA said some trips may end early as they try to re-space them and get them back on schedule.


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