Green, Orange Line service resumes near Roosevelt after track debris

Image of the CTA's train system. (AP Photo). (AP)

Elevated service near the Roosevelt stop was suspended after debris landed on the third rail and caught fire Tuesday afternoon.

Officials say a scaffold fell near 17th and Wabash, and a rope from the scaffold landed on the electrified rail and ignited.

Orange Line service was temporarily suspended between Halsted and Roosevelt; Green Line service was suspended between 35th-Bronzeville-IIT and Roosevelt. The shutdown lasted about 20-30 minutes.

Shuttle buses ran in the affected areas.

The CTA recommended the Red Line, 29 State or 62 Archer buses as alternatives.
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