8:59 PM CST, November 29, 2012
A CTA operator was injured this evening, causing a service disruption on the Red Line on the Far South Side.
Service was disrupted after an employee was injured near the 87th Street station, according to the site.
At 6:12 p.m. a female train operator who was on a southbound train near the 87th Street station stopped the train in order to check it, according to CTA spokesman Steve Mayberry.
She was injured during the time she was examining the train and Chicago Fire Department crews assisted her, said Mayberry. Her condition was not known but Mayberry said she was not hit by a train.
Power was removed to the train as CTA officials sent another staffer to take over and operate the train.
Northbound service was delayed 26 minutes while the southbound delays were about 14 minutes, according to Mayberry.
Normal service was restored about 6:40 p.m.
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