Derailment

Metra crews use a bulldozer to lift an Electric Line train back onto the tracks after it derailed near 11th Street early Wednesday. (Credit: CBS)

Electric Line Derailment Causes Delays For Morning Rush

Service on Metra’s Electric Line was back to normal Wednesday morning, after an overnight derailment caused major delays at the start of the morning rush.

05/20/2015

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)

Fatigued Driver, Design Flaws Blamed For 2014 O’Hare Blue Line Derailment

NTSB officials pointed to the trip arms and bumping posts at the O’Hare terminal at the end of the tracks, saying neither could adequately slow or stop the train, after the operator nodded off while pulling into the terminal.

04/28/2015

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Metra Expects Normal Service A Day After Derailment

Metra crews worked through the night to fix the tracks after a derailment Monday afternoon on the Northwest Side caused extensive delays on three rail lines.

03/10/2015

A BNSF Railway train hauling 103 cars loaded with crude oil derailed in Galena, Illinois, on Thursday, and at least five cars caught fire. (Credit: CBS)

Galena Oil Train Derailment Involved Safer Tanker Cars

The rail cars that split open and burst into flames during a western Illinois oil train derailment this week were retrofitted with protective shields to meet a higher safety standard than federal law requires, railroad officials said.

03/06/2015

File Photo (Mario Tama/ Getty Images)

Freight Train Derails In Cicero

Crews were notified at 4:18 a.m. of the derailment on Metra BNSF tracks in the 4700 block of West 26th Street in Cicero, Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Janel Sedevic said.

01/06/2015

A Metra railroad crossing (credit: CBS)

Freight Train Derails Near Bensenville, Metra Trains Delayed

As of 4:30 a.m., inbound trains on the Milwaukee District / West Line were delayed between 15 and 20 minutes, according to Metra’s website.

12/09/2014

CTA and Fire Department crews work to get a Blue Line train back on the tracks after a derailment near the Pulaski stop on the Forest Park branch. (Credit: CBS)

Blue Line Trains Running Again After Derailment At Pulaski

Service on the Forest Park branch of the CTA Blue Line has resumed, after a minor derailment halted trains at Pulaski for nearly two hours.

09/10/2014

A Blue Line train entering the Forest Park station experienced a "minor derailment" on Friday, according to the CTA. (Credit: CBS)

Blue Line Train Derails In Forest Park

The CTA has suspended Blue Line train service between the Harlem and Forest Park stops on the Forest Park branch, after a train derailed late Friday morning.

08/08/2014

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

File Photo (Mario Tama/ Getty Images)

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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