WASHINGTON – As part of its ongoing investigation into a 2014 accident involving a Chicago Transit Authority passenger train, today the National Transportation Safety Board opened the accident docket containing more than 1,600 pages. The docket includes transcripts from various personnel interviews including one with the CTA train operator. It also includes investigative group chairman factual reports, and photographic images related to the investigation.
The accident occurred on March 24, 2014, at approximately 2:49 a.m. (CST) when CTA train No. 141 failed to stop at the O’Hare Station and collided with the bumping post at the end of the track. The lead car of the train rode over the bumping post and traveled up an escalator that was located at the end of the track. At the time of the accident, no one was on the escalator.
This is a document release only and no interviews will be conducted. The docket can be accessed at: http://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms/search/projList.cfm?ntsbnum=DCA14FR007
Additional materials may be added to the docket as they become available. The NTSB report on the accident, including analysis and determination of probable cause, will be released at a later date. For the latest NTSB news, follow us on Twitter at @NTSB or on our website, www.ntsb.gov.