Orange Line resumes normal service after debris falls on tracks

Trains were suspended about 7:20 p.m. after debris fell near the 35th and Archer station, but service resumed by 8 p.m.

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Service was suspended on the Orange Line on Oct. 16, 2019.

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Orange Line trains were temporarily suspended on the South Side Wednesday because of debris on the tracks.

Trains were standing at the 35th and Archer station about 7 p.m. because of the debris, according to an alert from the Chicago Transit Authority.

Service was suspended between Kedzie and Ashland a few minutes later as crews cleared the tracks, and trains resumed normal service by 8 p.m., the CTA said.

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