CTA Resumes Service After Derailment Near Granville

No injuries reported

A Chicago Transit Authority train derailed Monday afternoon near the Granville station after a switching error, the agency said.

No injuries were reported in the incident, which happened at 12:48 p.m., the CTA confirmed. An EMS Plan 1 was requested, and one person was transported to a local hospital after becoming shaken up by the derailment.

The CTA said it is not classifying the incident as a derailment, instead calling it a switching problem that resulted from a train taking the wrong route and “splitting the switch.”

The Chicago Fire Department, however, did call it a derailment and the assistant deputy commander said four cars came off the tracks. The train's approximately 100 passengers were moved to four connecting trains not affected by the incident.

The Red Line resumed North Side operations just before 2:30 p.m. Trains were temporarily suspended between Howard and Belmont, and alternate routes included the #22 Clark, #36 Broadway, #147 Outer Drive Express, #151 Sheridan and #155 Devon buses between Howard and Belmont. Shuttle buses also were available between stations.

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