According to the Chicago Fire Department, at least 38 people were injured, including three in serious condition, in a CTA train accident on Thursday morning in the Rogers Park area north of the city.
This morning at 10:39 AM, near 7500 N. Paulina, close to the Howard Street stop with the Red and Yellow lines, an incident occurred. According to preliminary information, CTA reported that it received a report of contact with rail equipment involving a Yellow Line train at the Howard rail yard.
CFD stated in a press conference that the train was headed south from Skokie when it collided with the CTA snowplow.
CFD mentioned that 23 individuals were taken to hospitals, and 15 people declined. The conditions range from serious to fair. Seven CTA employees are among the injured.
The Yellow and Purple lines have both been temporarily suspended. Yellow Line riders should consider using the #97 Skokie bus route as an alternative. Purple Line riders can use the #205 Chicago/Golf bus route or other nearby bus routes as alternatives.