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This morning's CTA Blue Line delay made early birds grumpy

Damen Blue Line platform
Photograph: Erik Olesund

Early this morning, Forest Park-bound CTA Blue Line service was halted for nearly two hours as crews worked to remove a large tire that had landed on the tracks near Jefferson Park. Blue Line riders trying to arrive early to work on the first Monday of spring were forced to find an alternative mode of transportation.

This is never a good tweet to wake up to.


Blue Line platforms got a little crowded.


Blue Line riders got a little agitated.



Some poor CTA employee hastily replied to angry Twitter mentions


Thankfully, CTA crews responded and removed the offending debris.


The moral of the story? When you live in a city with public transportation, sometimes you have to roll with the punches.

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