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Red Line Service Suspended Due To Loss Of Power On South Side

July 16, 2018 - 8:45 am

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Train service was suspended Monday morning on part of the CTA Red Line because of a power outage on the South Side.

Southbound trains were initially halted about 7:30 a.m. because of a loss of power near 47th, and all service between 35th and Garfield was suspended by 7:57 a.m., according to service alerts from the CTA.

Shuttle buses were operating in the affected area, and the CTA was encouraging riders to use alternate train or bus routes if possible.

Trains across the rest of the Red Line were also experiencing delays because of the disruption, the CTA said.

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