CTA Red Line stations resume normal operation after Edgewater roof collapse

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

CHICAGO (WLS) -- The Chicago Fire Department was called to the scene of a roof collapse in the city's Edgewater neighborhood Tuesday morning, which caused problems for CTA Red Line riders.

After northbound trains bypassed Addison, Wilson, Lawrence, Argyle, Berwyn, Bryn Mawr, Thorndale, Granville, Loyola, Morse and Jarvis stations for most of the day, Howard-bound Red Line train service resumed around 8:50 pm. Southbound CTA Red Line trains to 95th Street resumed stops at the Thorndale station around 8 p.m.

Fire officials said there was no fire at the building in the 1100-block of West Thorndale Avenue. The Chicago Building Department and utility companies also responded to the scene. No injuries were reported.

The building is close to the CTA Red Line tracks and the instability caused the CTA to bypass a number of stations.

Howard-bound CTA Red Line trains were not stopping at the Addison Station or any stations between Wilson and Jarvis due to an unstable building near the tracks, CTA officials said. Trains were stopping at Sheridan.

CTA recommended riders at bypassed stations looking for Howard-bound service take a 95th-bound train to Sheridan or Belmont and transfer to a Howard-bound train. For riders looking for service to a bypassed station, CTA recommended taking a Howard-bound train to Howard and then transferring to a 95th-bound train which will make all stops.