Blue Line Delays After Man Killed By Train
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Updated 07/06/11 – 5:03 p.m.
CHICAGO (CBS) – Trains on the Forest Park Branch of the CTA Blue Line were running behind schedule Wednesday afternoon after a man was struck and killed by a train on the West Side.
Police said a man was hit by a CTA train at the Pulaski station, 530 S. Pulaski Rd., around 3 p.m. Wednesday.
The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office confirmed a man was killed, but said his identity was not immediately available.
Power was shut off to the tracks in the area and Blue Line trains were shut down between the Western and Cicero stops while emergency crews responded to the scene and shuttle buses were set up for passengers traveling in both directions until power could be restored to the tracks.
Trains began running normally again by about 5 p.m., according to the CTA’s website, but there were still significant delays as service slowly began returning to normal.
(The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.)