Home Illinois Stalled train evacuated after power outage shuts down CTA Brown and Purple...

Stalled train evacuated after power outage shuts down CTA Brown and Purple lines – Chicago Tribune


The stalled train was evacuated after the Chicago Transit Authority issued a temporary blackout warning on the Brown and Purple lines Tuesday afternoon.

Maddie Kilgannon, CTA spokeswoman, said there was a power outage on the Brown Line between Armitage and Loop and on the Purple Line express service between Howard and Loop near the Merchandise Mart around 4:40 p.m.

The reason for the power outage was not immediately known.

“We are working to restore service as quickly as possible,” Kilgannon said around 7 p.m

She said one northbound train on the Brown Line near the Merchandise Mart was the only train to stop as a result of the power outage.

The Chicago Fire Department responded to the power outage and helped evacuate more than 100 people from the stalled train to the Merchandise Mart station, according to the fire department’s Twitter account.

Spokesman Larry Merritt said shortly after 7 p.m. that the fire department was “finishing up” the scene and no vehicles or injuries were reported.


Previous articleGet rid of the police or remove their handcuffs? Paul Wallace, Brandon Johnson deny controversial statements at public safety forum – Chicago Tribune
Next articleBears sign former Seahawks RB Travis Homer