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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation R-76-040
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Synopsis: ON JANUARY 9, 1976, AT 8:06 A.M., CHICAGO TRANSIT AUTHORITY (C TRAIN NO. 315 STRUCK THE REAR END OF TRAIN NO. 104 WHILE IT WAS STANDING AT THE ADDISON STREET STATION PLATFORM IN CHICAGO, ILLINOIS. THE IMPACT FORCES EXTENSIVELY DAMAGED THE LEAD CAR OF THE MOVING TRAIN AND THE REAR CAR OF THE STANDING TRAIN, AND SLIGHTLY DAMAGED THE OTHER CARS IN EACH TRAIN. DAMAGE TO THE EQUIPMENT AND TRACK WAS ESTIMATED TO BE $267,000. OF THE 381 PASSENGERS WHO WERE INJURED IN THE COLLISION, 1 PASSENGER DIED.
Recommendation: THE NTSB RECOMMENDS THAT THE CHICAGO TRANSIT AUTHORITY: REASSESS THE OPERATING EMPLOYEES' TRAINING PROGRAM AND THE METHOD WHICH IS USED CURRENTLY TO EVALUATE THEIR UNDERSTANDING AND KNOWLEDGE OF RULES AND OPERATING PROCEDURES TO INSURE THAT BOTH ARE EFFECTIVE.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Unacceptable Action
Mode: Railroad
Location: Chicago, IL, United States
Is Reiterated: No
Is Hazmat: No
Is NPRM: No
Accident #: 80015
Accident Reports: Chicago Transit Authority Collision of Trains No. 104 and No. 315 at Addison Street Station
Report #: RAR-76-09
Accident Date: 1/9/1976
Issue Date: 8/23/1976
Date Closed: 7/3/1986
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: Chicago Transit Authority (Closed - Unacceptable Action)
Keyword(s): Transit, Training and Education

Safety Recommendation History
From: Chicago Transit Authority
To: NTSB
Date: 11/7/1986
Response:

From: NTSB
To: Chicago Transit Authority
Date: 11/7/1986
Response:

From: NTSB
To: Chicago Transit Authority
Date: 7/3/1986
Response: Since the Board has issued new recommendat ions, specifically Safety Recommendations R-85-92 and -93, as a result of the Montrose Avenue Station accident which address employee training and knowledge and understanding of operating rules and procedures, the Board has placed Safety Recommendation R-76-40 in a "Closed--Unacceptable Action/Superseded" status.

From: NTSB
To: Chicago Transit Authority
Date: 10/7/1981
Response: On August 23, 1976, the National Transportation Safety Board issued Safety Recommendations R-76-35 through -41 to the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) as a result of our investigation of the rear-end collision of two southbound CTA passenger trains at the Addison Street Station platform in Chicago, Illinois. Additionally, on June 29, 1977, the Safety Board issued Safety Recommendations R-77-14 through -17 to the CTA as a result of our investigation of the rear-end collision of two northbound CTA passenger trains at the intersection of Wabash Avenue and Lake Street. Based on previous responses by the CTA, the Safety Board has classified R-77-14 and R-77-16 as "Closed-Acceptable Action." We note, however, that the remaining nine recommendations are in various open categories pending completion of action by the CTA. The latest correspondence on these recommendations is 2 years old. We would appreciate being apprised of the progress made by the CTA toward fulfilling these recommendations.

From: Chicago Transit Authority
To: NTSB
Date: 9/21/1976
Response: CHICAGO TRANSIT AUTHORITY LTR: ALL TRAINING PROGRAMS FOR PERIODICAL RE-TESTING OF UNDERSTANDING OF THE RULES BY OPERATING EMPLOYEES ARE BEING EXPANDED. TOPICS FOR SPECIAL EMPHASIS IN THIS TASK INCLUDE: ALERTNESS SENSITIVITY TO IMPERFECT EQUIPMENT, TROUBLE-SHOOTING AND RESPONSIBILITIES DURING THE TIMES THAT EMERGENCY PROCEDURES ARE IN EFFECT.