CTA worker injured in Red Line subway near North and Clybourn

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CHICAGO — A CTA employee was injured Thursday in the Red Line subway on the Near North Side, officials said.

The incident occurred near the North and Clybourn station but the agency could not say how badly the worker was injured. Service was temporarily suspended but has since been restored.

Earlier Thursday morning, delays up to two hour were reported after “switching problems” caused trains to be rerouted on five CTA lines.

The delays were reported on the Brown, Green, Orange, Purple and Pink lines, according to the agency’s website. The CTA said the switching problems were reported in the Loop area at the Lake and Wells intersection around 8:45 a.m.

Some passengers reported that their trains were stopped for nearly two hours as Loop-bound Brown and Purple Line trains were diverted to the Red Line subway from Fullerton to Roosevelt.

Residual delays were still being reported as of 10:30 a.m. Officials said service on the Brown, Green, Orange and Purple lines had resumed, with crews working to restore normal Pink Line service.

–Chicago Tribune reporting