Tag: subway fire

"Conductor kept them informed" - letter to Trib

There’s been a lively discussion here about how good a job the CTA did in communicating with passengers about what to do during the smokey emergency in the Red Line subway tunnel. I’ve written that the CTA can do better. Others — especially MK — have said you can’t always believe what we read in... Read more »

Red Line subway fire injures at least 19 people

A small track fire between Chicago and Clark/Division sent 19 CTA Red Line riders to area hospital for smoke inhalation. Follow updates at the Tribune’s Chicago Breaking News site.Update: Passengers again report spotty announcements from operators. One passenger told the Tribune, “We were given no instruction.” The CTA has been criticized in the past for... Read more »