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'Loud noise' stops Blue Line train in West Town

CTA Blue Line service was briefly snarled this morning as crews investigated a "loud noise" in an inbound train in West Town.

About 8 a.m., the operator of an inbound Blue Line train heard a "loud noise"’ and stopped the train at the Grand Avenue station at 502 N. Milwaukee Ave., CTA spokesman Brian Steele said.

The CTA shut off power to the trains in that area, called the fire department and passengers were likely moved off the train and urged to use multiple bus lines in that area as an alternative as authorities investigated, according to Steele.

The Chicago Fire Department called an EMS Plan I, which automatically sends at least five ambulances to the scene.

No fire was found and crews did not learn what caused the sound, said Steele. The train was never stalled, added Steele.

The incident caused about 20-minute delays, but as of 8:30 a.m., normal service was resumed, he said.

The ambulance plan was secured about 8:30 a.m. and no one was taken to hospitals, according to the fire department.

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