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Metal brackets and chunks of wood cleared off of Van Buren Street after apparently falling from the L tracks. (Credit; Rory Rice)

Loop Train Service Back To Normal After Derailment Caused Big Delays

CTA is restoring service after a train derailment halted trains in the Loop.

06/17/2014

Passengers walk along the tracks at the scene of a Blue Line train derailment. (Courtesy: Dan Hamilton)

Blue Line Train Derails After Hitting Truck Tire On Tracks

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.

04/10/2014

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)

NTSB: Blue Line ‘Trip Stop’ At O’Hare Was Too Close To The End Of The Track

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.

04/07/2014

Brittney Haywood proudly posted a photo of her CTA operator permit on Instagram after getting it in December 2013. (Credit: Instagram)

CTA Fires Operator In Blue Line Crash At O’Hare

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.

04/04/2014

The Blue Line station at O'Hare International Airport reopened Sunday, six days after a train derailed and crashed into an escalator at the end of the track. (Credit: John Waelti)

No Delays For Blue Line After O’Hare Station Reopens

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.

03/31/2014

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

A BNSF Railway freight train derailed at a crossing in west suburban Cicero on Monday night, blocking trains on Metra's BNSF Line. (Credit: CBS)

Derailed Freight Train Causes Metra Delays, Cancellations

A freight train derailment in west suburban Cicero Monday night has caused service disruptions on Metra’s BNSF Line that have lasted into the Tuesday morning commute.

02/18/2014

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Freight Train Derails In New Lenox

The cars that derailed remained upright, but one hit and damaged a locomotive that was stopped on the adjacent track.

02/10/2014

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Purple Line Service Halted After Train Derails Leaving Howard Station

A CTA Purple Line train derailed Friday evening in the North Side Rogers Park neighborhood, halting service in both directions.

02/07/2014

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Metra Seeks Delay In Deadline For New Safety System, Citing Cost

Metra and other railroads have until the end of 2015 to install “positive train control” systems – which allow a computer to override human error, and take control of a train, but railroads have asked for a three-year extension to implement the system.

12/03/2013

Red Line Train Derails In Englewood

Normal service has resumed on the CTA Red Line after a train derailed early Thursday in the South Side Englewood neighborhood.

08/22/2013

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Freight Train Derailment Snarls Metra SouthWest Service Trains

Service on Metra’s Southwest Service between downtown and southwest suburban Manhattan has been disrupted Thursday afternoon by the derailment of a freight train locomotive on the South Side.

06/13/2013

One car of a CTA Red Line train derailed near the Armitage station on May 9, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Service Resumes After Red Line Train Derails Near Armitage

The Red Line and Brown Line resumed service on Thursday afternoon after a train car derailed on the North Side, creating a commuter nightmare for riders trying to get downtown.

05/09/2013

An Orange Line train derailed near Midway Airport. (CBS)

CTA Train Derails Near Midway Airport, Two Workers Hurt

Two CTA employees were injured when an Orange Line train derailed in a train yard near Midway Airport early today.

11/09/2012

A CTA Red Line train derailed near the Granville station on Nov. 5, 2012. No one was injured, but service on the Red Line, Purple Line, and Yellow Line was disrupted for several hours. (Credit: CBS)

Red Line Service Back To Normal After Derailment At Granville

Normal service resumed on the Red Line Monday morning after an eight-car train derailed Sunday afternoon on the North Side, authorities said.

11/05/2012

A CTA train. (CBS)

Service Suspended After CTA ‘Derailment’ Near North Side Station

The Chicago Transit Authority expected to have full service on the Red Line Monday morning after an eight-car train derailed Sunday afternoon on the North Side.

11/04/2012

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