South Shore Line train derails as it entered Chicago station

CHICAGO (AP) — The derailment of a commuter train near downtown Chicago has disrupted service between the city and South Bend, Indiana.

The South Shore Line train, which originated in Dune Park, Indiana, derailed Tuesday near the final stop at Millennium station in the Loop business district. The train was traveling at a slow speed when the derailment occurred. Authorities say two people suffered minor injuries.

The train appeared to derail in an area where trains switch tracks as they enter the station at Randolph street.

The South Shore Line website says its trains are unable to enter or exit the station. The railroad is advising passengers to find alternative transportation for their commute.

The derailment has also disrupted service on the Metra Electric line. The two commuter railroads share tracks.

 

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