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CTA Shutting Down All Trains, Buses Monday Night

Trains and buses will stop running throughout the city until at least Tuesday morning.

Passengers rush to a board a Howard-Bound Red Line train at the Lake Street station in January 2020.
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For the second straight day, Chicago is shutting down the entire public transit system.

CTA trains and buses will be taken out of service at 9:30 p.m. Monday, according to a tweet from the agency. Services will remain halted until at least 6 a.m. Tuesday.

City leaders have drastically cut public transportation in recent days in response to massive demonstrations protesting the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

On Sunday, city officials raised bridges and stopped all trains from going into the Loop to try to prevent more demonstrators from coming to the Loop. Buses were not running between Lincoln Park and Kenwood, from the Lakefront to Western Avenue.

The city then abruptly closed down the system Sunday evening, stranding many Chicagoans.

Trains and buses resumed this morning with very limited service.

City officials have been criticized for not providing enough advanced notice of transportation closures and curfews, leading to confusion. Monday’s earliest alert went out at 7:30 p.m. via Twitter.

The citywide curfew still is in effect from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., according to a citywide emergency alert.

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