CTA Green And Pink Lines Shut Down Due To Flying Debris Over Lake Street
By Rachel Cromidas in News on Feb 19, 2016 9:46PM
Green Line train to Harlem, via Joseph Mietus/Flickr
Fire Department officials have shut down the CTA Green and Pink Line trains running on the tracks over Lake Street due to flying debris, according to CTA reps, likely due to the unusually high winds tearing through Chicago today.
Cta service ordered stopped on lake street line Franklin to canal by Chicago fire— Chicago Fire Media (@CFDMedia) February 19, 2016
Alertbyorder of Chicago fire car train service halted on lake between Franklin and canal— Chicago Fire Media (@CFDMedia) February 19, 2016
The Fire Department has shut down CTA service on the Green and Pink lines between Franklin and Canal streets "due to debris falling on the tracks," according to CTA spokeswoman Catherine Hosinski. Green Line service between Harlem/Lake and the Loop has been suspended indefinitely, and Pink Line trains are only running east to Polk, then connecting with the Racine Blue Line station, where Pink Line riders heading toward the Loop may transfer to the Blue Line to continue their trips.
For Green Line customers traveling from Ashland/63rd or Cottage Grove into the Loop, the trains will run as they normally do until Clark/Lake, then turn back south, Hosinski told Chicagoist. The CTA suggests passengers heading west from the Loop take the #20 Madison bus as an alternative to the Green Line.
The CTA is reporting Pink and Green Line service disruptions to trains running out west to the Harlem stop this afternoon, as well as major delays on the Blue Line to O'Hare.