Man Hit By CTA Train On West Side
CHICAGO (STMW) – CTA Pink Line trains on the Southwest Side and Blue Line trains on the West Side have resumed Saturday morning following two separate medical emergencies — including a man being struck by a train on the West Side — that temporarily halted service, according to police and the CTA.
About 5:50 a.m., a conductor of a Blue Line train saw a man — believed to be approximately 26 years old — laying down on the tracks near the West Side Kedzie-Homan station, at 530 S. Kedzie Ave., according to police News Affairs Officer Robert Perez.
The man was struck by the train and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition, Perez said. The extent of his injuries was not yet known, Perez said.
Blue Line trains had temporarily been halted because of the incident, but service had resumed by 6 a.m. Saturday, according to the CTA’s website.
On the Pink Line, crews earlier responded to the area near the Cicero stop, but service has resumed as of about 6 a.m., the CTA’s website said. Unconfirmed dispatch reports indicated crews were responding to reports of a person injured in this incident, as well.
Trains were operating from the Central Park stop to the Loop only, and shuttle buses are carrying passengers through the affected area from 54th/Cermak to Central Park, according to the website.
A CTA spokesperson could not immediately be reached for comment.
Elsewhere on the CTA Saturday morning service was interrupted on the Red Line on the North Side after a Red Line train derailed in the train yard at the Howard Street station.
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