Blue Line train derails 100 yards from O'Hare


Chicago Fire Department members with CTA personnel at O'Hare as shot by NBC Chicago

One Blue Line car derailed at 7:01 p.m., Wed., Apr. 10, 100 yards short of the O'Hare station. 

There were 73 passengers aboard the train who were evacuated from the train with the aid of the Chicago Fire Department (CFD). Many riders had to juggle their baggage as CFD aided them to the O'Hare station via the train tunnel. 

One 39-year-old woman was transported to a hospital in stable condition with a back injury. 

One passenger explained the experience of being on the train at the time of the incident to WGN. 

The Chicago Transit Authority is providing shuttle buses between Rosemont and O'Hare, which is continuing at midnight. 

Cause of the derailment is not yet known.



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