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.
Major delays on Blue Line due to debris on the tracks near Jeff Park. Crews are working to restore svc. Allow extra time & consider alt svc.— cta (@cta) March 21, 2016
Blue Line platforms got a little crowded.
Blue Line riders got a little agitated.
It never fails that once a quarter, the @cta blue line will fail during the morning rush, causing Uber prices to soar and 100s to be late.— David Johnson (@DavidJohnson) March 21, 2016
So, according to the 9,000 people on the western blue line platform, the @cta is screwed up yet again.— LaLaLauren (@LaLaLauren) March 21, 2016
Some poor CTA employee hastily replied to angry Twitter mentions
@footymusings Trns are experiencing major delays due to debris from the expy on the trks. Crews working to retire svc. Apologies for delay.— cta (@cta) March 21, 2016
Thankfully, CTA crews responded and removed the offending debris.
CTA Blue Line delays due to a truck tire on tracks near Jefferson Park. Left lane also blocked IB Kennedy at Nagle. pic.twitter.com/0KxsqpPbjc— Jeanette Hudson (@JHudsontraffic) March 21, 2016
The moral of the story? When you live in a city with public transportation, sometimes you have to roll with the punches.
Blue Line trains are now moving and normal service is being restored following earlier disruption from debris on our tracks.— cta (@cta) March 21, 2016