Some CTA Tattler correspondents shared these unsettling tales of dangerous situations on rail trains.
I was riding in the eighth car of northbound Brown Line run 422 Tuesday night. At around 9:45, as we pulled into the Diversey station, the train stopped before my car was alongside the platform.
I expected to hear the driver announce the “Please wait until the train has pulled into the station” message. Instead, the usual recorded arrival message was played…and the doors opened! Nobody on my car was getting off and I didn’t hear any yells of surprise followed by a thud, so I assume no one in the other cars not at the platform disembarked.
I’ve been riding various CTA lines since the mid-70’s and a number of times I’ve been on a train in a station and the doors didn’t open but never the other way around. Just a little bit scary.
And these photos are from Michael, some of which he posted on the CTA Tattler Facebook page.
Two photos show open windows in motorman cabs, while another shows an open door in the last car of the motorman’s cab. Both are just dangerous situations waiting to happen.