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CTA Shuts Down All Trains And Buses Sunday Night; Metra Service Cancelled Through Monday

The total shutdown of CTA service followed continuing violence, looting and arson Sunday.

File Photo: CTA trains pass through the Fullerton CTA station in March 2020. | Colin Boyle/Block Club Chicago
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CHICAGO — All service on the CTA is being suspended Sunday night as the city braces for another night of damage throughout the area.

The CTA previously stopped service for trains and buses headed to the Loop, as officials tried to block crowds and prevent further destruction in the area. Buses were not running between Fullerton Avenue and 47th Street, and between the Lakefront and Western Avenue.

But after 5:15 p.m., it announced all service would be suspended as of 6:30 p.m. Sunday.

Pace, the suburban public transit service, also announced it was suspending service as of 6:30 p.m.

Divvy, the bike-sharing service, also closed all stations at 4 p.m. Sunday. The service said it would “reopen as soon as possible” but did not give a time for when bikes would be available again.

Metra also cancelled train service going in and out of downtown Sunday afternoon. Later Sunday, officials announced the entire Metra system would be halted for all of Monday.

It is unclear when train service would resume.

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