CHICAGO — A man was killed by a Blue Line train Wednesday morning, leading to significant delays for "L" riders, the CTA said.
The man jumped in front of a train near the Damen station, leading all trains to stop there, a CTA worker said.
The CTA cut power between the Division and Jackson stops around 10:30 a.m., said Ibis Antongiorgi, a spokeswoman for the CTA.
Blue Line Trains are running between O'Hare and Damen and between LaSalle and Forest Park. The CTA is running a bus shuttle in both directions between Damen and LaSalle, Antongiorgi said.
Trains resumed running again around 11:45 a.m., the CTA said.
Commuters were being advised to consider using the No. 56 Milwaukee bus as an alternate route to O'Hare Airport, Antongiorgi said.
Hundreds of people outside the Wicker Park station at 1588 N. Damen Ave. waited to board the bus.
Robert Doolin, 25, an airline pilot on his day off from work who'd boarded the Blue Line "L" at the Cumberland stop, was among a long line of displaced passengers waiting to get on a bus. Doolin was headed to the Museum of Science and Industry to see the submarine exhibit.
Doolin said he felt sad for the person who died and added that the rerouting was "not a big deal."
After a near 90-minute shutdown, the tracks reopened at 11:45 a.m. Monday.
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