CTA pulls Red Line car after bedbug report

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CHICAGO — The CTA pulled at least one Red Line train out of service after a rider complained of seeing a small white bug on his seat — possibly a bedbug.

The CTA says the train in question will get a full inspection and scrubbing before being returned to service.

The transit agency wants to reassure riders that all of its trains are cleaned daily, and deep-cleaned on a regular basis.

Bedbugs were also reported in two city water trucks.

Read the CTA’s full statement to WGN-TV:

“CTA places a high priority on cleanliness. Bus and trains are cleaned daily, both before and after each trip, and at the end of each day. Vehicles also receive thorough, deep cleanings on a regular basis.

We are aware of the recent report and the reported rail car was removed from service and treated for pests.

We encourage customers to contact CTA to report any concerns. When CTA becomes aware of any potential issues, we immediately remove the bus or rail car from service for inspection and cleaning.”

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