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Red Line Service Restored On North Side Following Temporary 'Track Malfunction'

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The CTA originally called the Monday incident a derailment, but later clarified that it was a
The CTA originally called the Monday incident a derailment, but later clarified that it was a "track malfunction."

Commuters relying on the CTA Red Line on Chicago's North Side needed to make alternative plans Monday afternoon after a "train malfunction" suspended service in both directions between Howard and Addison.

Just before 1 p.m. Monday, the CTA reported that trains were first delayed then, twenty minutes later, temporarily suspended due to an incident near the Granville Avenue station on the Far North Side. At 2:25 p.m., the CTA announced that service on the Red Line was restored with residual delays.

Though the CTA initially called the incident a derailment, they later announced that a "switching problem" was to blame for the service disruption.

"The train never left the tracks," CTA spokeswoman Catherine Hosinski told the Chicago Tribune.

According to ABC Chicago, no serious injuries were reported in the incident, though one individual was taken to an area hospital to be evaluated.

A bus shuttle operated between the Howard and Addison stations while Red Line service was suspended.