Passengers Rescued From CTA Train After Derailment on Green Line

A derailment on the Chicago Transit Authority's Green Line halted trains Thursday morning near 47th Street, prompting passenger rescues and major delays.

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A derailment on the Chicago Transit Authority's Green Line halted trains Thursday morning near 47th Street, prompting passenger rescues and major delays.
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According to the Chicago Fire Department, three cars of a southbound train were reported off the tracks, which are elevated. At least five ambulances were called to the scene, according to Chicago Fire Spokesman Larry Langford.
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Chicago Police News Affairs confirmed at least one injury was reported in the derailment. That person's conditions was not immediately known, however.
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Firefighters could be seen rescuing several passengers using an aerial platform.
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Many passengers were wearing braces around their necks and were loaded onto stretchers once on the ground.
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Green Line service was temporarily suspended between Ashland/63rd-Cottage Grove and Roosevelt due to the derailment. The transit agency said it was working to restore service but major delays were expected.
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