CTA Red Line Train Evacuated at Addison Stop Near Wrigley Field


Chicago firefighters and police responded about 8:30 a.m. Thursday September 28, 2017 to the CTA Addison Station, 940 West Addison Street to a report that an unknown male offender poured a white substance aboard a CTA rail car.

The Red Line train and station was evacuated at the Addison stop after the “white substance” was confirmed inside the CTA. Chicago firefighters under the supervision of Battalion Chief 12 performed a screening test of the substance. No information on the identification of the substance was available Thursday morning.

The CTA tweeted at 8:47 a.m. Thursday: “Red Line trains not stopping at Addison due to fire dept investigation.”

CTA confirmed there was a white substance found on a Red Line train at the Addison stop, and that all of the passengers had been evacuated from the train.

A bus shuttle was available between Sheridan, Addison, and Belmont stations for alternate service.

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