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CTA Red Line resumes normal service after ‘person on tracks’ near Grand

The CTA announced that trains were resuming their normal service and passengers should allow extra travel time.

CTA Blue Line service was disrupted Aug. 3, 2021, on the West Side.
CTA Red Line trains were running on elevated tracks Jan. 4, 2021.
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The CTA Red Line was rerouted for an hour to elevated tracks Monday between the Fullerton and Cermak-Chinatown stations due to a person on the tracks near the Grand station.

The transit authority first announced that trains were standing near Grand about 4:05 p.m., and rerouted service to the elevated tracks around the Loop about 20 minutes later.

Authorities searched for a person walking on the tracks but were unable to fine them, according to a Chicago fire spokesman.

At 5:17 p.m. the CTA announced that trains were resuming their normal service and passengers should allow extra travel time.

Red Line trains were already bypassing the 69th Street station Monday afternoon after a shooting on the South Side platform.