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Surveillance image of a man standing on the tracks at the Western station on the CTA Blue Line. (Credit: CTA)

CTA: Stay Off The Tracks, Your Phone’s Not Worth The Risk

The CTA has launched a new public service campaign to warn riders to stay off the tracks, after the number of people who died after going on tracks went up last year.

09/16/2013

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Good Samaritan Helps Teen Whose Car Stalled On Train Tracks

A 17-year old southwest suburban boy has every reason to count his blessings after a close call with a Metra train.

WBBM Newsradio–11/05/2012

Someone at the CTA Blue Line's Logan Square station early on Feb. 27, 2012. (Source: YouTube)

Cop Removes Rooster From Blue Line Subway Tracks

It’s not unusual for the CTA to have to temporarily halt service on one of its trains because of an object or a person on the train tracks, but a live rooster? That’s what happened early Monday morning in the Logan Square neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–02/27/2012

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Vehicle Drives Onto Brown Line Tracks, Catches Fire

A vehicle drove onto Brown Line tracks, hit the third rail and caught fire Sunday morning, causing major delays.

01/01/2012

CTA Train (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Man Dies After Jumping Onto Red Line Tracks

A man is dead after he jumped from a CTA train Sunday afternoon in an apparent suicide on the South Side, police said.

06/12/2011

Woman Saved From Car In Path Of Train In Chesterton, Ind.

Men Rescue Woman From Path Of Train In Chesterton

Three men saved a woman from certain death on Wednesday after they rushed to pull her from a car stopped in the path of an oncoming train

01/27/2011

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Woman Found Dead Near Train Tracks

HARVEY, Ill. (STMW) – Police are investigating the death of a Harvey woman after her body was found Sunday morning along railroad tracks in the south suburb.

10/24/2010