In case you haven’t seen it yet, check out the horrific surveillance video of the CTA Blue Line train as it barrels into the station, hits the bumper stop, and seems to be catapulted up the escalator.
Meanwhile, the NTSB interviewed the train’s motorwoman today. She was very forthcoming, and admitted that recently she overshot a station stop because she had “closed her eyes” for a minute. On Monday, she told the rail union president that she had nodded off as the train entered the O’Hare station.
Also,ABC-7 news reported that one of the women suing the CTA for damages in the aftermath of the accident also was injured six months ago in the Blue Line “runaway train” incident.
She may not agree with my post yesterday noting that about my post yesterday noting that it’s “It’s way safer on the CTA than in your car.”