150 People Evacuated After Blue Line Fire

Saturday, Jan 11, 2014  |  Updated 9:29 AM CDT
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Blue Line Service Resumes After Fire Under Train

The Chicago Transit Authority said normal service has resumed on the Blue Line after a fire started underneath a train near Rosemont.

Fire department officials evacuated 150 people from the Blue Line train Friday night.

A fire started on the track level underneath an O’Hare-bound Blue Line train about 9 p.m. near the Rosemont station, said CTA spokeswoman Lambrini Lukidis.

Chicago firefighters extinguished the fire “quite quickly,” but fire officials decided to evacuate the passengers who were on the train, Lukidis said.

Fire Media Affairs called the incident a “relatively small fire” and said flames and smoke did not enter the train car.

Officials evacuated 150 passengers from the train, according to Fire Media Affairs.

The passengers were picked up by a shuttle bus, Lukidis said. She was not notified of any injuries.

Blue Line trains headed toward O’Hare are going as far as the Jefferson Park stop, where shuttle buses will transport riders the rest of the way.

Trains headed toward Forest Park are running with delays, Lukidis said. Updated delay information can be found on the CTA website.

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