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Red Line Derailment: Service Back To Normal After Incident Near Granville Station

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As of early morning Monday, service on the Chicago Transit Authority Red Line was back to normal following a Sunday derailment near the Granville stop.

An eight-car train heading southbound derailed between the Granville and Loyola stations shortly after 3 p.m. Sunday on the city's Far North Side, reports the Tribune.

"The best way to remove the passengers was to cut the two cars in front, and keep the passengers on that side of the derailed car, and take that train into Granville station," Police Chief Lynda Turner said to ABC Chicago.

The derailment, according to the Sun-Times, was described as "minor" by CTA spokeswoman Lambrini Lukidis, who said all of the wheels did not leave the track. There were no reported injuries.

Shuttle buses moved passengers between Wilson and Howard, while Red Line service was temporarily suspended between Addison and Howard following the derailment. Yellow and Purple Line service was also affected Sunday afternoon and evening.

Last month, there was a similar malfunction near the Granville station. The CTA initially called it a derailment, later re-classifying it as a "switching problem."

WATCH a previous report on the derailment near Granville:

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