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Loop trains back on track after derailment, service issues

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) - The CTA says all trains are back operating normally after a scary derailment that caused problems for Tuesday's commute home. A derailment near LaSalle and Van Buren temporarily halted all ‘L’ trains in the Loop Tuesday evening.

According to the Chicago Transit Authority’s Twitter account, a train had derailed at LaSalle and Van Buren, and there also were signal problems at Adams and Van Buren.

The problem appeared to be on the inner loop track, as some lines were switched from that track to the outer loop in an effort to resume service.

A piece of metal had fallen from the elevated track near LaSalle and Van Buren, CTA spokesman Brian Steele told the Sun-Times. No injuries were reported.

Witnesses in the area at the time reported hearing loud noises.

Trains on the Brown, Green, Orange, Purple and Pink lines were stopped near Adams and Wabash because of the problem as of about 7 p.m., the CTA’s website said.

Shortly after 8 p.m., the CTA website showed service restored at all Loop stations, as well as at Merchandise Mart.

Crews stayed at the scene until about 1:30 a.m. to make sure the trains were operating properly.

The Sun Times Media Wire contributed to this story.

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