Messy rush hour caused by unattended package
What a mess rush hour was last night on CTA rail lines.
An unattended package forced evacuation of a Red Line train at Roosevelt at about 4:45 pm. Passengers were herded off the train and then led to the elevated tracks in the Loop, where Red Line trains were sitting above ground taking on delayed passengers.
And when the Red Line joins the Purple and Brown Line trains on the same track, you can bet on long delays. Some folks sat in trains at one spot for 30 minutes or so.
The CTA was its usual reticent self. Though it did post this terse announcement on it Web site.