Woman dies after being hit by CTA Red Line train on South Side

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The Chicago Fire Department responded to a medical emergency on the CTA Red Line Friday afternoon. (WLS)

A woman has died after she was hit by a CTA Red Line train on the South Side Friday afternoon, authorities said.

Authorities said a woman was hit by a train and made contact with the third rail. She was pronounced dead at the scene, Chicago police said. The Chicago Fire Department said there was an incident on the track at 87th Street.

Service was suspended between 79th and 95th streets. After 4 p.m., the CTA said service was restored and operating with residual delays. As a result there are crowds on platforms along the Red Line.

The CTA said shuttle buses are available between 79th and 95th streets.

The 87th Street bus has been rerouted eastbound.

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