After commuters had to deal with nearly four hours of major delays on the Blue Line, due to a power outage on tracks near a downtown subway station, CTA officials said service was returning to normal Wednesday afternoon.
Images of the Blue Line train that just wouldn’t stop still strike fear among some passengers. CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports.
Blue Line trains have resumed service between Rosemont and O’Hare International Airport, after the airport station was closed for nearly four hours due to an ammonia leak.
A man, thought to be in his late teens or early 20s, attempted to sexually assault a woman in the 900 block of West Van Buren Street at 12:18 a.m. after following her as she rode the Blue Line from the Lake station.
Pace wants to make it easier this summer for CTA riders to get to the Brookfield Zoo.
A TSA employee who jumped in front of a CTA Blue Line train last month to save a woman who’d fallen on the tracks was being honored by the Department of Homeland Security.
A southbound Blue Line train leaving the Cicero station hit an automobile tire that was on the tracks about 7:45 p.m., CTA spokesman Brian Steele said. No injuries were reported.
NTSB officials had previously said the train’s operator, Brittney Haywood, admitted falling asleep at the controls as the train was pulling into the O’Hare station, but that automated systems in place were designed to stop the train if she did not hit the brakes.
CTA officials were taking steps to fire the train operator who fell asleep at the controls of a Blue Line train before it crashed at O’Hare International Airport last month.
Two more people have filed lawsuits against the CTA over a Blue Line train derailment at O’Hare last week, bringing the total number of suits filed up to eight.
A TSA worker who helped save a woman who fell onto a set of subway tracks on Wednesday downplayed his decision to jump in front of a moving CTA Blue Line train.
A man wearing a bright orange jacket jumped onto the Blue line tracks to alert an oncoming train after a woman fell off the platform.
It has been smooth sailing so far for the reopened CTA station at O’Hare International Airport, after Blue Line trains got their major test since a derailment and crash one week ago.
The CTA’s worker union says the sleeping operator whose train crashed at O’Hare on Monday had worked 69 hours the previous week — a claim the transit agency denies. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.
The station has been closed since early Monday, when a Blue Line train derailed and smashed into an escalator at the end of the platform, injuring 37 people.
CTA officials have removed damaged train cars from the escalator and platform at O’Hare International Airport, and hope to reopen the station by this weekend, following a Blue Line derailment that injured more than 30 people earlier this week.
Federal investigators said the woman who was operating the Blue Line that crashed at O’Hare International Airport on Monday admitted she dozed off before the crash, and didn’t wake up until it derailed and slammed into an escalator.
Federal investigators said an automated braking system known as a “track trip” activated just before a CTA Blue Line train derailed at O’Hare International Airport and plowed into an escalator, but it’s not clear if the system applied the brakes as quickly as it should.
just before 3 a.m. Monday, a train failed to stop as it pulled into the O’Hare station, and jumped the tracks onto the platform, then went up the escalator, stopping just short of the turnstiles.
The $492 million “Your New Blue” project begins with suspension of Blue Line service between the Logan Square and Western Avenue stations from 10 p.m. Friday to 4 a.m. Monday.