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.
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.
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.
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.
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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