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Normal Red Line service resumes after Loop derailment

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Normal service has resumed early Friday on the Red Line after a derailment caused trains bound for the 95th/Dan Ryan Station to be diverted from the subway to elevated tracks.

Service resumed via the subway between the Fullerton and Cermak-Chinatown stations by about 2:40 a.m., according to the CTA.

The derailment happened about 8 p.m. Thursday near the State/Lake Station in the Loop, according to authorities.

After stopping at Fullerton, 95th Station-bound trains were diverted to make stops at elevated stations at Armitage, Sedgewick, Chicago, Merchandise Mart, Clark/Lake, State/Lake, Washington/Wabash, Adams/Wabash and Roosevelt, the CTA said.

Firefighters responded to the derailment, which was described as “minor” and involved only one car, according to the Chicago Fire Department. No injuries were reported.

Trains were making regular stops to 95th Street beginning at the Chinatown Station. Howard-bound trains were not affected but were not stopping at Lake Station, the CTA said.