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Board Meeting : Chicago Transit Authority Train Collides with Bumping Post and Escalator at O’Hare Station
NTSB Conference Center
4/28/2015 9:30 AM

The National Transportation Safety Board will meet to determine the probable cause of a Chicago Transit Authority train accident at the O'Hare Station in Chicago, IL.

About 2:49 a.m. on March 24, 2014, Chicago Transit Authority train No. 141 collided with the bumping post near the end of the center pocket track at O’Hare Station. The lead car rode over the bumping post and went up an escalator at the end of the track. The escalator provided public access to enter O’Hare International Airport from the platform in the station, but no one was using it at the time of the accident. About 50 people were on the train at the time of the accident. Thirty-three injured passengers and the injured train operator were taken to the hospital. The estimated damage was $11,196,796. The accident occurred in an underground station that was not impacted by weather conditions.

This event is free and open to the public.
Located at the NTSB Board Room and Conference Center.
A link to the webcast will be available shortly before the start of the meeting at http://ntsb.capitolconnection.org

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Presentations:

Opening Statement - Chairman Christopher A. Hart

Presentations

Closing Statement - Chairman Christopher A. Hart


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