Freight Train Derailment Shuts Down Archer Avenue, Near 47th Street

CHICAGO (CBS) — A freight train derailment has shut down a busy intersection on the Southwest Side.

About nine cars derailed near 47th and Archer, and one of the cars is leaning over the viaduct near that intersection.

Crews are on the scene, and Archer Avenue is closed around that area. The closure could last all day.

Cranes are being sent to the scene to upright the containers.

CTA No. 62 Archer buses and No. 47 buses are being temporarily rerouted in both directions via 47th Street, Lawndale Avenue, 51st Street and Kedzie Avenue.

  • Roberta Waker

    Too many trains and not much regulation so this will become common. Allowing the sale of EJE to Canadian National was a big, big, mistake, but Chicago wanted it so it went through. Now Chicago can deal with the derailments and increased traffic just like the people in the suburbs whose lives are a living hell with the excessive noise, traffic and congestion.

  • JD

    They had the one car on the viaduct moved around noon. I believe 8 cars in total were derailed and they are just about done moving them all.

  • G.V

    Get over it, you have to dress and eat. Without trains, trucks, boats or planes you would not be able to get anything R W. Allowing the sale to Canadian National had absolutely nothing to do with this incident. This was a Santa Fe rail line. Which by the way has a very good safety record.

    • Casey Jones

      What railroad do you work for? What a tool.

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