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Blue Line trains running with significant delays after ‘minor fire’ at track level near Forest Park

Trains did not run between the Forest Park and Cicero stations for about 20 minutes as crews worked to restore service.

Brown Line trains are bypassing Paulina
CTA Blue Line trains were suspended between Forest Park and Cicero, Sept. 12, 2019, for a minor fire at track level.
Sun-Times file photo

CTA Blue Line trains are running with significant delays Thursday following “a minor fire at track level” near Forest Park.

The CTA first announced the fire about 6:05 a.m. and fully suspended service between the Forest Park and Cicero stations about 20 minutes later. Trains were operating on their normal route again as of 6:45 a.m., the transit authority said.

The CTA is advising Blue Line riders to allow for extra travel time as normal service is restored.