Breaking: Blue Line Train Derails At O’Hare, Possible Commuter Delays

Monday, March 24, 2014 || By Peter Nickeas, The Chicago Tribune 

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.

It’s not clear how fast the train was moving but it jumped a bumper at the end of the line and moved up an escalator, according to Chicago Fire Department Spokesman Larry Langford.

The CTA posted to its Twitter page that trains were stopped at O’Hare but running between the Logan Square and Rosemont stops.

CTA Spokeswoman Lambrini Lukidis said buses were being used between the Rosemont and O’Hare stops. VFP

pnickeas@tribune.com | Twitter: @PeterNickeas

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