CTA Red, Yellow Line service resumes after switching problem, fire

CHICAGO (WLS) -- CTA service along the Red and Yellow Lines was temporarily suspended Sunday morning.

Service along both affected lines resumed between 10:15-10:30 a.m., though Red Line service did not return to normal: Trains were operating with significant delays and were not stopping at any stations between Lawrence and Jarvis.

Red Line service was initially completely suspended between Howard and Belmont due to an incident involving a train, the CTA announced about 9:10 a.m. There was a switch problem with a train that caused a fire near the Jarvis station, according to the Chicago Fire Department.

Passengers were safely moved to another train and continued on to their destinations, CFD said. Red Line service from Belmont to 95th was not impacted.

Service on the Yellow Line was temporarily suspended shortly thereafter, at about 9:30 a.m.

Riders were advised to consider alternative modes of travel such as nearby bus routes or taking buses to other rail lines. The CTA specifically recommended the No. 97 Skokie bus for Yellow Line riders.
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