Brown Line Train Hits Vehicle, Service Halted On North Side

CHICAGO (STMW) — A Brown Line train struck a vehicle near the Francisco stop Tuesday afternoon and service was stopped on the North Side between the Belmont and Kimball stops as crews worked to clear the scene.

CTA spokeswoman Lambrini Lukidis said a vehicle went around the gates near the Francisco stop and was hit. Power was turned off in both directions between Belmont and Kimball, and shuttle buses were transporting riders between those stops.

Service from Belmont to downtown is normal. Lukidis said she had not received any reports of injuries.

Chicago Fire Department Media Affairs Director Larry Langford confirmed there were no injuries, adding that the car “literally bumped” the train.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2010. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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