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.READ MORE: Saint Sabina Church Using $25,000 Donation For Gun Buyback Program Targeting Chicago Youths
“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.READ MORE: Community First Medical Center Nurses Hold One-Day Strike
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.MORE NEWS: Man Robbed At Gunpoint In West Loop
By 9:14 p.m., the Yellow Line was back running with residual delays.