CHICAGO — CTA trains experienced major delays on several lines Friday night due to a "minor" derailment on the Purple Line and a power outage near the Howard Street rail yard.
Normal service resumed for all lines by 11:30 p.m.
CTA officials said the derailment occurred at the Howard Street stop around 6:05 p.m. Service was temporarily suspended, said spokeswoman Catherine Hosinski.
Bus shuttles operated in either direction between Howard and Linden, she said. There were no reported injuries.
Red and Yellow line trains were affected by an earlier power outage at the Howard Street rail yard, Hosinski said.
Power went out at 4:55 p.m., she said. The CTA brought in generators to operate trains entering and leaving the rail yard, the agency said.
The Yellow Line was temporarily suspended. Hosinski said Yellow Line passengers were able to take the 97 bus to Skokie.
Red Line trains were running between 95th Street and Howard, the CTA said, but trains are experienced residual delays.
"Right now the focus is on the derailment that occurred," Hosinski said.