EVANSTON, Ill. (CBS) — The CTA has suspended service on the Yellow Line, after a train derailed in north suburban Evanston.
Strong winds toppled a tree into the tracks, and the train could not stop.
“The tree kind of almost flipped over,” one woman said at the scene. “It was tilted at the end. A lot of branches came down.”
Yellow Line service was halted around 4:10 p.m., after a Skokie Swift train derailed in the trench where the line runs, near Asbury Avenue. Evanston Police said all passengers were safely evacuated from the train.
One person was injured.
Asbury will remain closed between Brummel and Mulford due to a train derailment on the Skokie Swift CTA. All passengers have been safely evacuated from the train. Check back for updates. pic.twitter.com/MmNW4kgcpQ
— Evanston, IL Police (@EvanstonPD) June 9, 2020
Evanston Police said Asbury Avenue was also closed between Brummel and Mulford streets due to the derailment.
By 9:14 p.m., the Yellow Line was back running with residual delays.