The Red Line service in Chicago’s North Side resumed functioning following a “minor derailment” of a southbound train arriving at the Granville Red Line stop.
The derailment occurred at around 2.07 p.m., and the passengers had evacuated the train by 3:30 p.m. They had been stuck for over an hour and, after being removed, walked on the tracks to safety. As reported by abc7chicago.com, one person sustained shoulder injury and was transported to the Swedish Covenant Hospital.
“It was orderly up there,” Chief Timothy Sampey, Chicago Fire Department, said. “They were compliant with their orders. They waited their turn as they assisted down.”
Passenger Sara Ann Mayes was on the train from Sheridan to Loyola. She was on the train for about an hour and 10 minutes after it stopped. She said that people travelling with her were “super anxious.”
Shutter buses have been made available between the Belmont and Howard Street stations, the CTA website notes. Bus Nos. 36, 147, and 151 can be used as alternatives to the Red Line.
The service for the southbound Red Line resumed working early Saturday evening.