CTA Blue Line train derails near Illinois Medical District, 1 injured

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One person was injured and Blue Line service was disrupted after a Forest Park-bound train derailed Monday morning. (WLS)

One person was injured and Blue Line service was disrupted after a Forest Park-bound train derailed Monday morning just before the Illinois Medical District station.

Illinois State Police said a tire from a box truck on the Eisenhower Expressway dislodged and ended up on the CTA tracks, causing the first train car to derail.



Blue Line service was suspended for nearly three hours between UIC Halsted and Pulaski due to the derailment. Shuttle buses were put in place to help passengers travel between the impacted stations.


Officials said 61 passengers on board the train refused treatment. One passenger was taken to a local hospital with minor injuries.

State police said they are continuing to investigate. No citations have been issued.
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