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Man dies after being hit by CTA train at Belmont 'L' station in Lakeview: Cops

A man was killed when he was hit by a CTA "L" train Monday morning at the Belmont Avenue station in Lakeview, disrupting service for more than two hours, officials said. The man was struck by a Red Line train a little before 8 am and was taken in critical condition to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford said. The man later died, a police spokeswoman said. The Red, Brown and Purple lines were all stopped at the station at 945 W Belmont Ave. starting at 7:51 a.m. Service resumed on two tracks by about 8:40 a.m., with all lines moving – but only running on two tracks, not the usual four, and not stopping at Belmont &#821 1; by just before 9 am, according to the CTA. Service was fully restored at 10 am, said Katherine Hosinski, a spokeswoman for the CTA. During the disruption, the transit agency tweeted that riders should "expect major delays." The agency also encouraged riders to allow extra time and consider alternate service, zoals Lake Shore Drive, expressbussen of bussen naar andere spoorlijnen, zoals de Blue Line. "We apologize for the disruption to service; There was a collision between a train and a person at Belmont, resulting in a medical emergency, "the CTA said in another tweet. In another tweet, the CTA told those who were not already on trains heading towards Belmont to consider taking a bus instead. A bus shuttle was opgezet om te leveren alternatieve service…

A man was killed when he was hit by a CTA “L” train Monday morning at the Belmont Avenue station in Lakeview, disrupting service for more than two hours, officials said.

The man was struck by a Red Line train a little before 8 am and was taken in critical condition to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford said. The man later died, a police spokeswoman said.

The Red, Brown and Purple lines were all stopped at the station at 945 W Belmont Ave. starting at 7:51 a.m. Service resumed on two tracks by about 8:40 a.m., with all lines moving – but only running on two tracks, not the usual four, and not stopping at Belmont &#821

1; by just before 9 am, according to the CTA. Service was fully restored at 10 am, said Katherine Hosinski, a spokeswoman for the CTA.

During the disruption, the transit agency tweeted that riders should “expect major delays.” The agency also encouraged riders to allow extra time and consider alternate service, zoals Lake Shore Drive, expressbussen of bussen naar andere spoorlijnen, zoals de Blue Line.

“We apologize for the disruption to service; There was a collision between a train and a person at Belmont, resulting in a medical emergency, “the CTA said in another tweet.

In another tweet, the CTA told those who were not already on trains heading towards Belmont to consider taking a bus instead. A bus shuttle was opgezet om te leveren alternatieve service door het getroffen gebied, maar de CTA erkende dat het zou tijd duren om de service in de plaats te zetten tijdens de ochtendrijst.

Op sommige punten tijdens de ochtend, de CTA’s tweets and staff offered conflicting information. Tweets said train service was resuming but bypassing Belmont, while a staff member at Argyle told passengers not to board because southbound trains were stopping at Wilson and turning back northbound.

Twitter users also reported getting incorrect information from station staff, leading the CTA to apologize.

Check the CTA website for updated travel information.

When a Brown Line train stopped at Paulina during the service disruption, the majority of passengers left after multiple announcements from the train operator about delayed service.

Outside the station, pendants gathered with their phones out. No cars were immediately available on the Uber app, so some passengers headed into a nearby Starbucks to pass the time as they waited for an Uber or Lift.

One woman asked a reporter what was happening with the train and said it was strange to see so many people standing around the intersection on a Monday morning.

On one Red Line train that was held at the Berwyn stop on the Red Line for a time, passengers started disembarking to call an Uber or find some other way to work . One man stepped off, saw someone he knew coming up the stairs and stopped here.

“Do not do it. It’s awful today, “he said.

Check back for updates.

Chicago Tribune’s Morgan Greene, Blair Kamin and Tracy Van Moorlehem contributed.

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