DOWNTOWN — A CTA train hit a man at the Belmont stop Monday morning, killing him and forcing the shutdown of the Red, Brown and Purple lines while emergency crews worked on the scene.
Service resumed about 8:50 a.m., though the CTA said its trains would bypass the Belmont station and there would still be delays.
The man who was hit by the train died at the scene, police said. The CTA initially referred to the situation as a “medical emergency” on the tracks, and then tweeted there had been a “collision” between a train and a person.
The incident happened just before 8 a.m. Monday at the Belmont station, which serves all three lines. The CTA tweeted that service was disrupted and warned commuters to expect “major delays.”
“… Service may take time to resume,” the CTA tweeted out. “Allow extra time and consider alternative [service]such as Lake Shore ex buses, or buses to other rail lines such as Blue Line.”
The Belmont station was closed and nearby streets were closed off. A worker could be seen looking under a train at the station.