CTA “Pride Train” Out Of Service After Killing Man At 35th St

The CTA Pride train sits at Sox-35th after striking a man who fell from the platform on Saturday | ABC7

Update: The Pride train returned to service at 10 a.m. Sunday.

The CTA Pride-themed Red Line train has been taken out of service after it struck and killed a man at the Sox-35th station on Saturday afternoon.

A 19-year-old man was riding his bike on the platform when he lost his balance and fell in front of the northbound Pride train as it entered the station around 1:30 p.m., police said.

After being trapped under the train for nearly 20 minutes, the man was freed and pronounced dead at the scene.

The Pride train was taken out of service immediately as part of standard investigative protocols. CTA did not say when the train would return to service.

CTA handout photo of the Pride train. | CTA

The CTA debuted its rainbow-wrapped Pride train on Friday in advance of today’s Chicago Pride Parade “to show our commitment to equality and inclusion,” a spokesman said.

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