Train derailment at Granville

By Taylor Utzig, Editor

A southbound train derailed near the Granville Red Line stop around 2:07 p.m. Saturday afternoon.

ABC7 Chicago reported the following about the incident:

Fire trucks, ambulances and police flooded the streets around the Granville Red Line stop in the city’s Edgewater neighborhood after a southbound train coming into the station around 2:07 p.m. Saturday afternoon suddenly derailed.

“It was a little bit of a jolt,” said Salome Chebaro.

Chebaro was one of the 175 passengers stuck at a standstill for over an hour and then forced to walk along the tracks to safety. One person suffered a shoulder injury during the derailment and was taken to Swedish Covenant Hospital.

A second train was also delayed and then evacuated after the derailment. Fire and rescue said things went as smoothly as they could.

Due to this derailment and ongoing construction along the red line track, Northbound trains toward Howard will not stop between Addison and Howard through 4:00 a.m. Monday, Nov. 2.

Visit CTA Customer Alerts for more information.

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