An O'Hare-bound Blue Line train that had just exited the Loop derailed shortly after 5 p.m. Tuesday and sparked a fire, prompting the evacuation of scores of people who had to navigated through the smoke-filled subway, officials said.Two elderly people were listed in serious condition, but thankfully no one was listed as being killed.
CTA President Frank Kruesi said the last car of an eight-car northbound train derailed around 5:09 p.m. shortly after leaving the Clark/Lake station. Kruesi said he believes that elements under the train caught on fire.
Tuesday, July 11, 2006
I've never been a big fan of the trains. They just feel . . . too unsteady. This, obviously, does not help: