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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation R-76-041
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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: DEVELOP THE FULL POTENTIAL OF THE SAFETY DEPARTMENT, INVOLVE IT IN ALL PHASES OF THE SYSTEM OPERATION INCLUDING OPERATIONS, DESIGN, MAINTENANCE, AND TRAINING, AND PROVIDE IT WITH MORE THAN ADVISORY AUTHORITY SO THAT IT CAN REQUIRE IMPLEMENTATION OF SYSTEM SAFETY PROGRAMS.
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, Safety Management Systems

Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: Chicago Transit Authority
Date: 7/3/1986
Response: Safety Recommendation R-76-38 will be addressed in the future in connection with the other Safety Recommendations, R-85-88 through -95, which were also issued as a result of the Board's investigation of that accident. The Board points out also that in it s report of the Montrose Avenue Station accident, the following Safety Recommendation R-76-41 was placed in a "Closed--Unacceptable Action'' status.

From: NTSB
To: Chicago Transit Authority
Date: 10/16/1985
Response:

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: THE SAFETY DEPARTMENT, WHICH HAD REPORTED BELOW THE DIVISION, NOW REPORTS DIRECTLY TO THE GENERAL MANAGER. LINE SAFETY FUNCTIONS WITHIN THE OPERATIONS DIVISION HAVE BEEN REORGANIZED FOR GREATER EFFECTIVENESS AND TO PROVIDE A MORE DIRECT LIAISON WITH THE SATFF SAFETY CUNTION. A SAFETY AND SYSTEM ASSURANCE STUDY WHICH IS TO DESIGN A COMPREHENSIVE SYSTEMS APPROACH TO SAFETY PROBLEMS IS TO BE UNDERTAKEN WITH FUNDING FROM THE U.S. URBAN MASS TRANSPORTATION ADMINISTRATION.