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Safety Recommendation Details

Safety Recommendation R-76-045
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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 BOTH TRAINS. 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 GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS: INSURE THAT THE REGIONAL TRANSIT AUTHORITY EXERCISES ITS STATUTORY REGULATORY AUTHORITY OVER THE CHICAGO TRANSIT AUTHORITY, SO THAT THE CHICAGO TRANSIT AUTHORITY MAY PROVIDE THE SAFEST PRACTICAL TRANSIT SERVICE.
Original recommendation transmittal letter: PDF
Overall Status: Closed - Acceptable 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: 9/14/1978
Addressee(s) and Addressee Status: State of Illinois (Closed - Acceptable Action)
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Safety Recommendation History
From: NTSB
To: State of Illinois
Date: 11/22/1978
Response: This recommendation (R-76-45) was classified "Closed-Acceptable Action" as the Safety Board accepted your actions on its behalf.

From: State of Illinois
To: NTSB
Date: 1/20/1978
Response: RESPONSE FROM GOVERNOR THOMPSON: HE AGREES WITH RECOMMENDATION ADVISES ILL. DOT WILL MONITOR RTA ACTIONS.

From: NTSB
To: State of Illinois
Date: 11/3/1977
Response: