Fire shuts Green Line; service now restored
A fire on a train shut down the Green Line south of Roosevelt for about 90 minutes today, the Tribune reports.
The fire was reported at about 9:30 this morning around 37th and State streets. No injuries were reported, though fire competely engulfed the fourth car of the six-car train.
Service was restored by 11 a.m.
UPDATE: The Sun-Times has a more complete report, including the fact that passengers had to be evacuated at two different stations.
Of course, the CTA Web site has its usual terse, cryptic message: "Green line trains are operating normally in both directions."