Newsflash: subway at O'Hare jumped onto the platform and started up the escalator. Yes, that really happened


above image from http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/police-commuter-train-derails-chicago-airport-23031269

The eight-car train was wedged near the top of an escalator used by commuters at the Blue Line terminal. CTA spokesman Brian Steele said workers may have to cut up the car and remove it piece by piece, which could take 12 to 24 hours. Then the damage will have to be assessed and repairs made before trains use the station, he said.

In the meantime, shuttle buses will be used between Rosemont and O’Hare.

Steele said the cause of the accident remained under investigation. “We don’t know yet what led to this incident. . .We will be looking at everything — equipment, signals, the human factor, any extenuating circumstances,” he said.

Steele did say the train was “apparently traveling at a higher rate of speed than a train would be” while pulling into the station and officials are trying to determine why. He said the National Transportation Safety Board was also investigating.

The accident happened around 2:50 a.m.


above image from http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/03/25/chicago-train-ohare-speed/6869687/

The NTSB says that the e-brake was activated once it was triggered by the track device, and the train was only moving at 25 mph, the normal, as it entered the station.



And she sounds like Whoopie Goldberg, huh?

Consise reporting and cgi top show what happened




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Newsflash: subway at O'Hare jumped onto the platform and started up the escalator. Yes, that really happened
Newsflash: subway at O'Hare jumped onto the platform and started up the escalator. Yes, that really happened
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