Chicago subway train derails, comes to rest on station escalator


A Chicago Transit Authority train car rests on an escalator at the O’Hare Airport station after it derailed early Monday, March 24, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/NBC Chicago, Kenneth Webster)

If you haven’t seen them, there are some pretty dramatic pictures coming out of Chicago Monday morning where a Chicago Transit Authority train derailed, hit a platform at O’Hare International Airport and then apparently, ran up an escalator. It all happened early Monday morning, and while initial news reports indicate more than 30 people were injured — the injuries do not appear to be serious.

“The train actually climbed over the last stop, jumped up on the sidewalk and then went up the stairs and escalators,” said Chicago Fire Department Commissioner Jose Santiago, according to NBC Chicago.

My colleague Lindsey Bever has more details  (and pictures) on the Morning Mix blog.

Lori Aratani writes about how people live, work and play in the D.C. region for The Post’s Transportation and Development team.
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