Red Line service resumes after trains halted for person on tracks near Sheridan

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For the first three months of this year, the CTA provided 52.7 million L rides — down 3.7 percent from 54.7 million in the same period last year. | Sun-Times files

CTA Red Line trains wereresuming Tuesday afternoon after they were halted because of a person on the tracks at the Sheridan station on the North Side.

Trains weretemporarily stopped in both directions between Howard and Belmont because of a person on the tracks near the Sheridan station, 3940 N. Sheridan Road, according to service alerts from the CTA.

Officers were called to the station at 11:53 a.m. and were speaking with a male who was on the tracks, according to Chicago Police.

Police said a 50-year-old man was taken to Thorek Memorial Hospital for a mental health evaluation after “trespassing on CTA property.”

A CTA spokeswoman said that according to preliminary information, no injuries had been reported and all passengers were off of the stopped trains as of 12:40 p.m.

Normal service was resuming with residual delays by 12:51 p.m., according to the CTA.

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