Saturday’s Green Line derailment occurred at the same spot as a previous derailment in May 2008 — at a curve around 59th Street and Calumet Avenue.
Fourteen passengers were hospitalized with “very, very minor” injuries. Firefighters helped another 34 passengers out of the train and to the ground below. That must be very scary, descending a ladder to safety from an elevated train. Thankfully, no one was more seriously injured.
Two derailments in 19 months. Perhaps it’s time to do a bit of rail work at that spot?