‘Minor derailment’ causes major delays for CTA trains

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Trains in The Loop were delayed this evening after a “very minor” derailment on a northbound Orange Line train, according to the CTA.

Pieces of wood and S-shaped pieces of steel that fell from under the tracks, littered Van Buren Street under the elevated train tracks for blocks.

Joe Schwieterman, DePaul’s transportation expert, says the steel piece are fasteners that attach the tracks to the train bridge.   It’s unclear if the train derailed first then the fasteners came out or vice-versa.

CTA workers and heavy equipment are on scene trying to fix the tracks and make it safe for passengers again.

Trains are operating on the south side of the tracks.

No injuries or property damage was reported.

Service Updates at CTA’s Website here.



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