Metra Expects Normal Service A Day After DerailmentMetra 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.
Galena Oil Train Derailment Involved Safer Tanker CarsThe 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.
Freight Train Derails In CiceroCrews 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.
Freight Train Derails Near Bensenville, Metra Trains DelayedAs 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.
Blue Line Trains Running Again After Derailment At PulaskiService on the Forest Park branch of the CTA Blue Line has resumed, after a minor derailment halted trains at Pulaski for nearly two hours.
Blue Line Train Derails In Forest ParkThe 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.
Loop Train Service Back To Normal After Derailment Caused Big DelaysCTA is restoring service after a train derailment halted trains in the Loop.
Blue Line Train Derails After Hitting Truck Tire On TracksA 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.
NTSB: Blue Line 'Trip Stop' At O'Hare Was Too Close To The End Of The TrackNTSB 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.
CTA Fires Operator In Blue Line Crash At O’HareCTA 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.
No Delays For Blue Line After O'Hare Station ReopensIt 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.
Repairs Continue At O'Hare Blue Line Station; Weekend Reopening ExpectedThe 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.
Derailed CTA Train Removed From O'Hare; Station Could Reopen By WeekendCTA 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.
NTSB: CTA Operator Dozed Off, Didn't Wake Up Until Crash At O'HareFederal 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.
NTSB: Automated Stopping System Activated Before Blue Line CrashFederal 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.