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CTA Trains Bypassing Addison Red Line Stop, Train Evacuated After 'White Powdery Substance' Found

By Stephen Gossett in News on Sep 28, 2017 2:24PM


CTA tweeted at around 11:12 a.m. that normal service is restored. Trains bypassed the Addison stop for more than two-and-a-half hours on Thursday morning.

CTA trains in both directions are bypassing the Addison Red Line Stop after a "white powdery substance" was discovered on a southbound train at the station on Thursday morning, a CTA spokesperson told Chicagoist.

The train was evacuated after the substance was discovered, and crews were called in to investigate, the spokesperson said.

The CTA tweeted at around 8:47 a.m. that Red Line trains were "not stopping at Addison due to fire department activity."

The CTA advised commuters to use shuttle-bus service or walk to the Belmont or Sheridan stops while fire crews investigated the scene.

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