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Train Derailment

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

Mechanical Problem Blamed For Last Week’s CTA Train Derailment

CBS 2 has learned why a CTA Orange Line train derailed last week, causing pieces of wood and metal fasteners like these to rain down on the busy road and sidewalk below the tracks.

06/24/2014

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

Questions Remain After Debris Fell From ‘L’ Tracks

CTA investigators are still looking into what caused a Loop “L” train to derail Tuesday.

06/18/2014

Metra Train

Metra UP/North Trains Back On Schedule After Sunday Derailment

Trains have resumed normal service on the Union Pacific/North Line Monday morning after a train derailed in north suburban Waukegan last night.

05/12/2014

A Canadian National freight train idles on Wisconsin Central railroad tracks near Rosemont, Illinois. (File photo by Tim Boyle/Newsmakers)

None Injured By Partial Freight Train Derailment In New Lenox

No one was injured in a partial freight derailment in New Lenox Sunday morning.

02/09/2014

A minor train derailment on the CTA Yellow Line. (Credit: CTA photo)

Yellow Line Resumes Service After Train Derailment

Services have resumed after a CTA Yellow Line train derailed Tuesday afternoon in the Rogers Park neighborhood on the North Side.

01/07/2014

Thunderstorm

None Hurt In Storm-Related Freight Train Derailment

Strong winds from a thunderstorm blew over a portion of a freight train on the West Side Wednesday night, briefly halting nearby Metra trains.

09/18/2013

A CTA train. (CBS)

Service Restored After Blue Line Train Derails At O’Hare

Service has been restored after a CTA Blue Line train derailed Monday morning near the O’Hare station, according to the CTA’s website.

09/09/2013

Firefighters douse blazes after a freight train loaded with oil derailed in Lac-Megantic in Canada's Quebec province on July 6, 2013. AFP PHOTO / François Laplante-Delagrave (Photo credit should read François Laplante-Delagrave/AFP/Getty Images)

Head Of Rosemont-Based Rail Company Vows To Help Quebec Town After Wreck

While the cause is still under investigation CBS 2′s Jim Williams talked with the boss of that company about his plan to help a small Quebec town in need.

07/08/2013

Burton Lindner, 69, and his wife Zorine, 70 (Family Photo)

Family Of Train Derailment Victims Still Waiting For Answers

It looked like the July 4th miracle: A train derails and authorities say no one was injured They were wrong.

07/02/2013

A train derailment on the South Side. (Credit: Chicago Fire Media)

Freight Train Derailed On South Side

A freight train carrying alcohol derailed in the 2000 block of East 95th Street in Chicago.

04/07/2013

UP West Metra Train

Train Derailment In Bellwood Causes Metra Delays

A freight train derailment Sunday is causing delays for Metra Union Pacific trains in west suburban Bellwood.

02/03/2013

Amtrak Train (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Amtrak Train From Chicago Derails In Michigan

An Amtrak train headed from Chicago to Pontiac, Michigan with 178 people onboard derailed Sunday morning two miles east of Niles, Michigan.

10/21/2012

File Photo (Mario Tama/ Getty Images)

Residents Told To Stay Indoors After Derailment In Gary

Residents within a square mile of a train derailment in Gary’s Miller section were being asked Sunday to stay indoors as much as possible to allow emergency and heavy equipment workers to clean up the wreckage.

04/08/2012

Zoila Tellez and her husband, Jose Tellez (Family Photo)

Family Settles Lawuits Over Fatal Train Derailment For $36M

Canadian National Railway has agreed to pay more than $36 million to the family of a 44-year-old woman who was killed in a train derailment and explosion in Rockford two years ago.

CBS Chicago–10/18/2011

Train Derailment, Explosion

Train Derailment, Explosion Evacuates Central Illinois Town

Many residents of a central Illinois town was evacuated early Friday, after a train containing denatured alcohol derailed and several cars exploded.

CBS Chicago–10/07/2011