Brown Line Derails Just In Time For The Morning Commute
By Emma G. Gallegos in News on Nov 19, 2015 3:15PM
The CTA Brown Line had a rough morning after a derailment in a train yard on the Northwest Side.
The derailment happened at the Brown Line Kimball stop around 7:10 a.m., according to the Tribune. An engineer on board suffered minor injuries, and he was hospitalized in fair condition. No passengers were on the train.
Service was suspended between the Kimball and Irving Park stops, and the CTA offered shuttle buses. The Western Station looked pretty packed. Transit officials suggested using 49 Western, 50 Damen, 77 Belmont, and 81 Lawrence buses, according to WGN. As of an hour ago, service was partially resumed:
Brown Line service partially resumed, remains suspended between Kimball & Western due to a derailment.— cta (@cta) November 19, 2015
There was confusion:
But it looked bad:
There was a silver lining for some commuters (or at least one!):