Power Shut Down at CTA Grand Stop After Person Hit by Train: Fire Officials - NBC Chicago

Power Shut Down at CTA Grand Stop After Person Hit by Train: Fire Officials

The incident happened just after 2 p.m. Tuesday, leaving power shut down for Red Line trains in both directions from Hubbard to Roosevelt

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    All power was shut down at the Chicago Transit Authority's Grand station after a person was fatally hit by a train, fire officials said. NBC 5's Chris Hush reports.

    (Published Tuesday, April 4, 2017)

    All power was shut down at the Chicago Transit Authority's Grand station after a person was fatally hit by a train, fire officials said.

    The incident happened just after 2 p.m. Tuesday, leaving power shut down for Red Line trains in both directions from Hubbard to Roosevelt for nearly two hours, according to Chicago Fire Media Affairs. 

    Recovery efforts were in progress, but authorities said the victim was pronounced dead at the scene. 

    The Chicago Transit Authority said at the time Red Line trains were being rerouted to the elevated lines between Fullerton and Cermak-Chinatown due to a "medical emergency on the tracks." 

    "We apologize for the inconvenience and are working to restore service as quickly as possible. Allow extra travel time," the CTA said in a statement. 

    Bus service was being provided via the no. 151 Sheridan bus, no. 36 Broadway bus and no. 22 Clark bus. 

    As of 3:45 p.m., service was resuming on the Red Line tracks, though trains will continue to bypass the Grand station in both directions until further notice, officials said. 

    Check back for details on this developing story.