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Chicago train was going too fast for emergency system to stop crash
Chicago train was going too fast for emergency system to stop crash

A preliminary investigation into the crash of a Chicago Transit Authority train that derailed and jumped onto a passenger platform at the O’Hare International Airport station found that the train was going too fast for the station's automatic emergency braking system to prevent the crash. The Blue Line train was going about 26 miles per hour when it activated the mechanism, the National Transportation Safety Board said. “Due to the train speed, the distance from the fixed trip stop to the track bumper post was too short to stop the train,” the report said. The train struck a barrier and derailed onto the platform on March 24 at about 2:50 a.m., coming to rest...

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