Two Chicago Transit trains traveling opposite directions on the same track collided Monday, during the morning rush hour. At approximately 8 a.m. The accident, which is said to have injured 48 people, reports UPI on Monday, Sept. 30, happened in Forest Park. An outgoing Blue Line train stopped at Harlem Station was struck by an out-of-service train headed the opposite way, leading to the Chicago train crash.
Chicago Transit Authority has offered no word yet as to why the empty train was moving, or why the out-of-service train was located on an active track.. Officials are looking into the situation.
Early numbers vary as to the number of riders injured, but so far none of the injuries are reported to be serious. The Chicago customers hurt in the train crash have been spread among 10 area hospitals. Reports may change throughout the day
A section of the Blue Line service between Forest Park and Kedzie Avenue was suspended for a period of time, and full service later resumed to Forest Park. Harlem Station was down for a longer period, served by shuttle busses provided by the Transit Authority. Pictures show the damage to be confined to a few cars, none of which left the track.