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This CTA train smashed into the escalator on Monday morning at the O'Hare station. (Credit: CBS)

Blame Game Between CTA, Union Continues In Wake Of O’Hare Train Crash

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.

03/28/2014

A Blue Line train ended up on the escalator at the O'Hare station after jumping the tracks when it failed to slow down while pulling into the terminal. (Credit: CBS)

Repairs Continue At O’Hare Blue Line Station; Weekend Reopening Expected

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.

03/28/2014

A Blue Line train ended up on the escalator at the O'Hare station after jumping the tracks when it failed to slow down while pulling into the terminal. (Credit: CBS)

Derailed CTA Train Removed From O’Hare; Station Could Reopen By Weekend

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.

03/27/2014

A CTA Blue Line train jumped the tracks and climbed an escalator at the O'Hare terminal, after it failed to slow down while pulling into the station. (Photo supplied to CBS)

NTSB: CTA Operator Dozed Off, Didn’t Wake Up Until Crash At O’Hare

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.

03/26/2014

This CTA train smashed into the escalator on Monday morning at the O'Hare station. (Credit: CBS)

NTSB: Automated Stopping System Activated Before Blue Line Crash

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.

03/25/2014

A CTA Blue Line train jumped the tracks and climbed an escalator at the O'Hare terminal, after it failed to slow down while pulling into the station. (Photo supplied to CBS)

Blue Line Operator Dozed Off Before Train Jumped Tracks At O’Hare

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.

03/24/2014

File photo of a Blue Line train.  (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

$492M Blue Line Renovation Project Begins This Weekend

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.

03/20/2014

Crews appear at the scene of a water main break at Grand Avenue. (CBS)

Water Main Break Closes Blue Line Station At Grand

Trains were still running normally, but were not stopping at the Grand station in either direction.

03/10/2014

Surveillance photo of a male suspected of robbing women at the Western Blue Line station. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Charged With Robbing Woman On Blue Line Train

Eric Carney, 22, of the 4800 block of South Chicago Beach Drive, was charged in connection with the robbery that happened about 6:10 a.m. Sunday after a train arrived at the Western Blue Line station at 1909 N. Western Ave.

02/27/2014

Surveillance photo of a male suspected of robbing women at the Western Blue Line station. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Suspect Arrested In Blue Line Robberies

Police have arrested a suspect in a pair of early morning robberies at a Blue Line station in the Logan Square neighborhood on the Northwest Side.

02/26/2014

File photo of a Blue Line train.  (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

CTA’s $500 Million Blue Line Renovation To Begin Next Month

The CTA will be getting an early start on a four-year project to completely overhaul the O’Hare branch of the Blue Line.

02/24/2014

Firefighter respond Friday to a fire on the Blue Line tracks near O'Hare. (Network Video)

Blue Line Train Stopped For Track Fire Near O’Hare

No one was injured, but 80 passengers had to be transported by shuttle buses from the stalled train, which had been heading toward Chicago around 9 p.m. Friday.

01/10/2014

A CTA train. (CBS)

CTA Trains Delayed By Extreme Cold

CTA Purple Line service is resuming after Monday’s frigid weather shut it down for about an hour and caused delays on multiple other train lines during the morning commute.

01/06/2014

File photo of a Blue Line train.  (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

City Plans Four-Year, $500M Renovation Of Blue Line To O’Hare

On the heels of a major overhaul of the Dan Ryan branch of the Red Line, the CTA is planning a nearly half-billion-dollar upgrade of its second busiest train line: the Blue Line to O’Hare International Airport.

12/05/2013

The smashed CTA Blue Line train before it was removed from the tracks on Tuesday night. (Credit: Photo provided to CBS)

NTSB: Runaway Blue Line Train Was Powered Up, Had Damaged Wiring

Dozens of passengers riding in a westbound Blue Line train were injured Monday morning when the runaway train hit it.

10/04/2013

The smashed CTA Blue Line train before it was removed from the tracks on Tuesday night. (Credit: Photo provided to CBS)

CTA, Feds Ready To Rule Out Sabotage In ‘Ghost Train’ Crash

A CTA bulletin posted tonight in all train yards orders employees to isolate all defective cars and put chocks on all wheels to make sure they can’t move.

10/03/2013

CTA train. (CBS)

CTA Plans To Bring 4G Service To Subways

Riders will be able to easily update their Facebook status from deep underground on the CTA’s subways.

10/03/2013

The smashed CTA Blue Line train before it was removed from the tracks on Tuesday night. (Credit: Photo provided to CBS)

Passenger Hurt In Blue Line Train Crash Suing

A Blue Line passenger hurt when two CTA trains collided earlier this week filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the transit agency. It is the first such suit stemming from the crash.

10/02/2013

Two trains collided on the Blue Line. (CBS)

PHOTOS: Blue Line Train Removed; Service Resumes At Harlem Station

Service resumed at the Blue Line Harlem Station early Wednesday morning following a crash between two trains that left 33 injured earlier in the week.

10/02/2013

Workers assess the damage to the Blue Line cars. (Credit: Richard Wyatt/WBBM Newsradio)

NTSB Continues Probe Into Blue Line Crash Mystery

The federal government shutdown is not stopping the investigation into what caused that mysterious Blue Line crash in Forest Park.

10/01/2013

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