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.
Normal service on the Red Line has resumed after earlier police and fire department activity at Addison.— cta (@cta) September 28, 2017
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."
Red Line trains are not stopping at Addison due to fire department activity.— cta (@cta) September 28, 2017
The CTA advised commuters to use shuttle-bus service or walk to the Belmont or Sheridan stops while fire crews investigated the scene.
Red Line trains not stopping at Addison due to fire dept investigation. Bus shuttle avail btwn Sheridan-Addison-Belmont stns for alt svc.— cta (@cta) September 28, 2017
Red Line service is operating but continue to bypass Addison due to fire dept. investigation. Use bus shuttle or walk to Sheridan, Belmont.— cta (@cta) September 28, 2017
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