Switching problems cancels trains, causes major delays - New York News

Switching problems cancels trains, causes major delays

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CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

Some Chicago Transit Authority trains are experiencing residual delays after a switching problem on the Loop elevated tracks caused "major delays" and other service disruptions during the afternoon rush hour.

The switching problem was reported about 5 p.m. at the Van Buren / Wabash junction, according to the CTA. The problem affects Brown, Green, Orange, Purple and Pink Line trains.

As a result, Purple Line service was suspended between Belmont and the Loop, the CTA said. Passengers were advised to take the Brown or Red Line to the Belmont station and transfer to the Purple Line.

Additionally, some Pink Line trains only operated between the 54th Street / Cermak and Clinton stations, the CTA said. Pink Line trains that enter the Loop were rerouted to the outer (Brown Line) tracks and the first stop will be at Washington / Wells, the CTA said.

The CTA reported "major delays" and advised passengers to allow extra travel time.

The Brown, Orange and Green lines saw minor delays as of 8:15 p.m., according to a CTA alert.

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