CTA Blue Line Service resumes After Gas Leak, Evacuation at Jackson Station

Intitially, trains were standing at Jackson for the issue, but the agency later tweeted service has been temporaily suspended between Deman and UIC Halsted

CTA Blue Line service is resuming with delays after a gas leak Friday prompted an evacuation at the Jackson station in the Loop. 

As of 11:11 a.m., trains were standing at Jackson because of “fire department activity,” according to a service alert from the CTA. Service was temporarily suspended between Damen and UIC/Halsted. 

Trains were running again with residual delays by 12:18 p.m., according to the CTA. 

Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Merritt said crews responded to a gas leak at the station about 11:10 a.m. The station was evacuated and Peoples Gas representatives were called to the scene. 

No injuries were reported, Merritt said.

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