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Customers Experience 'Major' CTA Delays, Line Suspension After Train Stalls

By Emily Morris | February 27, 2013 10:18am
 Passengers wait for CTA trains.
Passengers wait for CTA trains.
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CHICAGO — Chicago 'L' riders faced "major" delays on the Brown Line and the Purple Line Wednesday morning after a train stalled, the Chicago Transit Authority said.

The CTA issued customer alerts notifying travelers about 9:15 a.m. that the Brown Line was experiencing lengthy delays and later said the Purple Line was temporarily suspended due to a stalled train.

The stalled Purple Line train near the Chicago Station in River North muddled the commute, the agency said. The defective train might have had a "door relay" issue, said CTA spokeswoman Catherine Hosinski, citing preliminary information.

Some customers said they waited about 30 minutes on a stopped Brown Line train between the Sedgwick and Chicago stations. Delays of up to 40 minutes on some trains were reported, Hosinksi said.

Service was restored by about 10:15 a.m.