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Southbound Red Line subway trains running normally after reroute

Updated: July 22, 2013 3:20AM

CTA Red Line trains headed toward Ashland/63rd were running normally Sunday night after being rerouted earlier because a man was found dead on the tracks near the Grand station at 6:30 p.m., the CTA said.

The man’s body was found on the tracks about 100 feet north of the end of the platform at the Grand station at 6:30 p.m., police and CTA spokeswoman Catherine Hosinski said. His injuries were consistent with being hit by a train, Hosinski said. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office had not been notified of the death as of 8 p.m.

Southbound trains were rerouted to L stations for almost three hours Sunday evening, but normal service was restored by 9:20 p.m., according to the CTA.

Area Central detectives were conducting a death investigation.

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