Red, Purple, Yellow lines resume service after mechanical issues

ByABC7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Tuesday, January 16, 2024
Multiple CTA lines affected by mechanical issues during morning rush
CTA Red Line service was suspended between Howard and Belmont and Purple and Yellow line trains were delayed due to mechanical issues Tuesday morning.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Red Line service was suspended between Howard and Belmont Tuesday morning, due to a mechanical problem on a train, the CTA said. Purple and Yellow Line trains were also standing at Howard due to a mechanical problem around the same time.

Red Line trains were only operating between 95th and Belmont as of about 7:30 a.m.

Service resumed with delays just after 8:20 a.m.

The No. 22 Clark bus or the No. 151 Sheridan bus could also be options for commuters.

Yellow and Purple Line trains were standing at Howard just after 7:35 a.m.

Service resumed just before 8 a.m., with delays.

Loop-bound Purple Line Express trains were making local stops between Howard and Belmont, the CTA said just after 8 a.m.

Normal service resumed about 8:30 a.m.

The No. 97 Skokie bus and the No. 201 Central/Ridge could be other options for commuters.

The CTA asked commuters to allow for extra travel time during the morning rush hour.

Dangerous cold remains in the Chicago area, with wind chills as low as -35 Tuesday.