Huff Po Chicago - Commuters relying on the CTA Red Line on Chicago’s North Side needed to make alternative plans Monday afternoon after a “train malfunction” suspended service in both directions between Howard and Addison. Just before 1 p.m. Monday, the CTA reported that trains were first delayed then, twenty minutes later, temporarily suspended due to an incident near the Granville Avenue station on the Far North Side. At 2:25 p.m., the CTA announced that service on the Red Line was restored with residual delays.
Though the CTA initially called the incident a derailment, they later announced that a “switching problem” was to blame for the service disruption. ”The train never left the tracks,” CTA spokeswoman Catherine Hosinski told the Chicago Tribune.
Gotta love the CTA damage control team here. Straight up denying the red line derailment earlier today even happened. Even though there was, you know, a train full of people on board and it was in plain sight and helicopters and shit were taking shots of it directly above them like it was OJ’s white ford bronco cruising down the LA freeway. Nope. Don’t know what you’re all talking about. The trains are fine. Nothing to see here folks.
FYI – The trains are running fine now for all you red lines travelers out there.