CTA train stopped on bridge
A southbound CTA train stands at the Noyes stop after traffic was halted Jan. 26 due to what the CTA described as track conditions at Howard. Credit: Alex Harrison / Evanston RoundTable

The CTA announced Thursday night that Red, Yellow and Purple Line trains were delayed or suspended due to track conditions at Howard Street. No further reasons were given.

“Red Line service has been temporarily suspended between Howard and Thorndale due to a track condition,” the CTA said on its CTA Alerts page. “As a result, trains are operating only between 95th and Thorndale at this time.”

CBS local news station said the problem was caused by a derailment and power outage and passengers required the assistance of emergency personnel to get off the train.

The Yellow Line service was running with delays due to track conditions at Howard, the agency said, and passengers must board or exit all trains on the 95th-bound side at Howard.

Purple Line trains were also disrupted.

The alerts, which were posted on the between 8:30 and 9 p.m., said that personnel were working to restore the service. It also suggested riders consider using buses to other rail lines. Shuttle buses are available between Howard and Belmont, in both directions, to provide connecting service, the alert said.

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