Red Eye Chicago

Derailment not in the lesson plan


A CTA train partially derailed Sunday morning during what was supposed to be a lesson for budding engineers on how to ferry passengers safely through the city’s public transporta­tion system, officials said.

There were no injuries and no customers on the four-car train when its third car jumped off the tracks about 7:45 a.m. near 14th Street between State Street and Wabash Avenue in the middle of an instructio­nal trip for CTA employees, agency spokeswoma­n Noelle Gaffney said.

CTA service on parts of the Green and Orange Lines was delayed for several hours Sunday, Gaffney said, adding that officials are investigat­ing the cause of the accident.

“It shouldn’t impact service too significan­tly,” Gaffney said.

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