CTA Red Line service resumes after train stuck between tracks

October 1, 2012 (CHICAGO)

The CTA originally referred to the incident as a derailment, but is now calling it a "split switch issue."

No serious injuries are reported, but one person was taken to the hospital to be checked out, according to the CTA.

CTA officials cut power in both directions and service was suspended from Belmont to Howard while crews worked to right the train. They were able to push the train back into place and move it out of the way while the tracks were checked for damage.

Service was slowly restored stop to stop in the hours after the incident, but delays continue- and trains are still not running north of Berwyn as of 2:30 p.m.

The CTA put shuttle buses in place to move Red Line riders between Howard and Addison. CTA also recommends passengers take the bus, with these routes as good alternates: 22, 36, 147, 151 and 155.

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