Purple, Yellow Line Service Halted After Train Derails

Friday, Feb 7, 2014  |  Updated 8:52 PM CDT
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Purple, Yellow Line Service Halted After Train Derails

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A CTA Purple Line train derailed Friday evening in the North Side Rogers Park neighborhood, halting service in both directions.

The northbound train was leaving the Howard station about 6:05 p.m. when it experienced a “minor derailment,” according to CTA spokeswoman Catherine Hosinski.

Train service was suspended in both directions, Hosinski said. Shuttle bus service has been implemented between the Howard and Linden stations.

No injuries were reported in the derailment, Hosinski said.

Service was also disrupted on the Yellow Line following a power outage at the Howard rail yard around 5 p.m.

Riders are being asked to use the Red Line or bus No. 22, 147 and 151 in Chicago, bus No. 97 in Skokie and No. 205 in Evanston.

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