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CTA Blue Line Trains Experiencing 'Severe' Delays After Debris On Tracks

By Rachel Cromidas in News on Mar 21, 2016 2:13PM

The CTA suspended Blue Line train service between Harlem (O'Hare Branch) and Jefferson Park on the far North Side Monday morning due to debris on the tracks.

Service between those stations was suspended around 8:30 a.m., and a service suspension alert has been placed on the Blue Line through rush-hour this morning. The CTA provided shuttles for customers between Harlem and Jefferson Park, and also suggested riders take the #56 Milwaukee bus and the #88 Higgins bus as alternatives.

Trains are operating in two sections, according to the CTA announcement: one section from O'Hare airport to Harlem, and a second between Jefferson Park and Forest Park on the South Side. "Allow for extra travel time," the alert, like a thoughtful mother, advises. The Sun-Times is describing the ensuing train delays as "severe" across the line, so, Happy Monday.