Major delays on CTA Blue Line after third rail damaged near Jefferson Park station

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CHICAGO — The CTA Blue Line is experiencing major delays after a long section of the third rail was damaged during the morning commute.

The incident happened around 8 a.m. Friday near the Jefferson Park station.

According to a CTA spokesman, trains stood for some time near the Jefferson Park station after the incident. Around 9 a.m., trains in both directions were running on the O’Hare-bound track near Jefferson Park as crews worked to fix the third rail.

Delays are expected to remain as crews work to repair the issue.

During this time, Blue Line trains are sharing the same track between Harlem and Montrose stations. CTA says trains will continue to run, but travelers should allow extra travel time.

It is unknown at this time if this is a weather-related incident.

For updated travel information, check the CTA’s website.

This is a developing story. Check back for details.




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