30 injured in train derailment at Chicago’s O’Hare airport
CHICAGO — A commuter train derailed and hit a platform at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport early Monday, leaving 30 people with non-life-threatening injuries, Chicago police said.
The front of the Chicago Transit Authority train moved beyond the end of the line and jammed onto an escalator beyond that, photos distributed to CNN affiliate WGN show. The first car came to rest about halfway up one of the escalator’s handrails.
The derailment happened at 2:52 a.m. CT, police said. Investigators didn’t immediately know what caused it.
Train service was suspended between the airport and the Blue Line’s Rosemont stop Monday morning because of the incident, WGN reported.