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Fire On The CTA Has Halted Pink Line Service To The Loop As Of Monday Evening

By Rachel Cromidas in News on Mar 29, 2016 2:08PM

Green Line train to Harlem, via Joseph Mietus/Flickr

A fire on the CTA has halted Pink Line service between Polk Street and the Loop as of Monday evening, according to a CTA alert.

The alert, made at 7:35 p.m. Monday, said Pink Line trains are running from the 54th/Cermak station to Polk, then detouring to the Racine Blue Line station, where passengers can transfer to a Loop-bound train. To leave the Loop via the Pink Line, passengers have been advised to take the Blue Line to Racine and then transfer. Pink Line trains are only running once every 15 minutes until normal service returns.

Other alternatives the CTA suggests are the #9, #21, #49, #50, #52, #53, #54, #60, #82, #94 and #157 buses, or the Blue Line's Forest Park Branch.

According to the Tribune, the Monday night fire took out a signal house near the Ashland station,