Feces Found On CTA Trains During Bitter Cold Weather

Non-profits which serve the homeless are reaching out to encourage people to seek shelter instead of riding the 24-hour trains, media sources report.

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.

There have been cases in the past two week of CTA riders entering train cars to the stench of human waste, according to chicago.cbslocal.com. 

A CTA spokesperson said the phenomenon is believed to be related to the number of homeless people who ride the trains to stay out of the cold, a CTA spokesperson told chicagotribune.com. 

Non-profit organizations are increasing a presence on the trains to encourage homeless people to visit shelters during the cold, the newspaper said. 

The CTA Blue Line trains, the closest to Niles, run 24 hours, according to the CTA website.  The CTA Red Line trains, which connect Skokie to downtown Chicago via the Yellow Line, also run 24 hours a day. The Yellow Line operates from about 4:45 a.m. to 11:15 p.m.

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