1 Transported To Hospital After CTA Train Car Derails

The car came off the track at Armitage in Lincoln Park

By Staff Report
|  Thursday, May 9, 2013  |  Updated 10:11 PM CDT
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CTA spokeswoman Catharine Hosinski provides preliminary information on what officials believe happened, the course of the investigation and what's being done to get passengers to their destinations.

CTA spokeswoman Catharine Hosinski provides preliminary information on what officials believe happened, the course of the investigation and what's being done to get passengers to their destinations.

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Trains on the Chicago Transit Authority's Red Line were running again at about 3:30 p.m., though with residual delays, after a morning derailment.

The last car of the train went off the track at about 11:30 a.m. as the train approached the Armitage station in the Lincoln Park neighborhood, CTA spokeswoman Catherine Hosinski said. The incident caused delays on both the Red and Brown lines.

Video of the scene showed the last car had jackknifed.

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In total 64 passengers were moved off the car into non-affected cars and to another train that pulled alongside it. Hosinski said no injuries were reported and at this point it's not clear what caused the car to derail.

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A reporter at the scene saw a woman being lifted off the train and taken away on a stretcher. A fire department spokesman later said she was transported because she was "shaken up."

Both south and northbound trains on the Red and Brown lines were delayed, and Armitage was blocked off at Sheffield on both sides of the tracks. The only vehicles allowed through were bus shuttles and an ambulance.

 

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"At this time we have had to turn off power between the Armitage and Sedgwick stations," Hosinski said. "We do have a bus shuttle in place and operating between the Southport and Sedgwick stations and also Fullerton and North/Clybourn on the Red Line."

Shuttle service was extended soon after from Cermak-Chinatown to Belmont on the Red Line and Clark and Lake to Belmont on the Brown Line.

 

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