Police: Man Fatally Struck by Blue Line Train at Addison Station

A person was struck by a Blue Train train and killed Sunday morning at the Addison station in the Irving Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side, police said.

Officers responded about 9 a.m. to a call of a person struck by a train near the station at 3622 W. Addison St., according to Chicago Police.

A male who had been struck was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Chicago Police. His death appears to have been accidental.

The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office didn’t immediately confirm the death.

As of 10:44 p.m., Blue Line service was experiencing delays as trains bypassed the Addison station, according to an alert from the CTA.

All Blue Line trains were operating on the same track between Logan Square, Belmont and Irving Park due to the medical emergency on the tracks, the CTA said. Riders were advised to board all trains on the Forest Park-bound side of the platforms at those stations.

Shuttle buses were available between California and Jefferson Park, the CTA said. Travelers should consider using No. 56 Milwaukee buses for alternate service in the affected area.

According to CTA alerts around noon, the Blue Line service is resuming, operating with residual delays.

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