Skip to comments.30 injured in CTA Blue Line derailment at O'Hare
Posted on 03/24/2014 2:45:09 AM PDT by markomalley
Thirty people were injured after a CTA Blue Line train derailed and hit a platform at O'Hare International Airport about 2:55 a.m. Monday.
The injuries are not life threatening, according to early reports from the scene to Chicago Police Department headquarters, Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines said.
The Chicago Fire Department asked for an EMS Plan 2 at the scene, which brings 10 ambulances and a handful of support vehicles and supervisors.
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Hard to believe that there were 30 people on the train at 2:55AM. O’Hare is the last stop.
Airport staff maybe?
Know the place. Motorman must have been flying in there because the approach is supposed to be at a minimum speed. Actually its a nice setup you can get into both airports by the “L”. But the Orange line which ends at Midway airport closes around midnight because there are no night flights out of there. Probably the train was filled with cleaning crew and other shift workers.
“Probably the train was filled with cleaning crew and other shift workers.”
Shift workers...........or perhaps a burglar or two.
Nothing like 19th Century technology.
Most of the people on the train were probably homeless who ride all night to keep warm.