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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.


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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.


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.


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


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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.