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Derailment video posted online

AP Photo

CHICAGO — New surveillance video appears to show the moment of impact when a Chicago Transit Authority train careened past the end of the track and up onto an escalator at O’Hare International Airport.

The surveillance video, taken from one of the more than 40 cameras at the station, shows two people jump out of the way as the train heads up the escalator.

Watch the video

NTSB officials told ABC affiliate WLS the train was going 25 or 26 miles per hour when it pulled into the O’Hare station early Monday morning.

Lead investigator Ted Turpin said the that was normal speed for entrance.

What isn’t clear is how fast the train was going when it derailed at the end of the platform and why an automatic emergency braking system didn’t stop it.

NTSB investigators said they spoke with the train’s operator, who was one of 32 people treated and released from a hospital on Monday, for about two hours on Tuesday.

NTSB officials would not comment on the interview.

Chicago Transit Authority union officials said Monday she may have “dozed off” at the controls as the train pulled into one of the world’s busiest airports.


Shuttle buses replacing train service

Boston Fire Department

BOSTON —An MBTA Green Line trolley derailed and crashed into a wall injuring 10 near Fenway on Monday, officials said.

Photos of trolley crash

The trolley operator was among the 10 injured, according to Boston EMS.

All of the injuries were reported to be minor, but six patients were taken to Boston hospitals.

Twitter photos posted by the Boston Fire Department showed the front of the trolley flush against a pipe attached to the wall.

Some of those injured were on a second trolley that stopped quickly to avoid hitting the derailed train, the Boston Fire Department said.

The derailment happened in an area where the tracks for the D and C lines intersect. The cause is under investigation

Shuttle buses will replace Green Line D trains between Kenmore and Fenway and Green Line C Trains between Kenmore and St. Mary’s, Boston officials said.


Emergency crews called to Bridge Street near North Main Street

WESTFORD, Mass. — A freight train derailed on a trestle in Westford on Thursday.

The incident happened over Bridge Street near North Main Street. About 12 cars were knocked off the tracks.

Two of the train cars are carrying liquefied petroleum gas, according to the Westford town manager.

No injuries have been reported.


No injuries reported

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GARDNER, Mass. — Officials with the Gardner Fire Department said emergency crews are investigating a train derailment in town.

Emergency officials said the derailment was reported just before 4 p.m. Wednesday in the area of South Main Street.

See photos from the scene

Gardner Mayor Mark Hawke said Route 2A, which is also known as West Broadway, should reopen late Wednesday night, but South Main Street could remain closed for days.

Officials said the train was carrying new vehicles when it derailed.

No injuries have been reported at this point, officials said.

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