CTA Train Switching Incident Near Midway International Airport Orange Line Station Near 59th St, Chicago

CTA Midway Derailment near Orange Line Station on Sunday, February 7, 2021 (SOURCE: Chicago Fire Department)
CTA Midway Derailment near Orange Line Station on Sunday, February 7, 2021 (SOURCE: Chicago Fire Department)

Police, firefighters and paramedics from Chicago responded about 10:32 a.m. Sunday, February 7, 2021 to the Midway International Chicago.

Firefighters received a report that the train was jackknifed. Fire Engine 127’s crew on arrival on the scene reported no injuries among 16 souls on board the train, which had stopped about 20 feet short of the platform at the Midway Orange Line Station.




Initially the incident was confirmed derailment; however it was changed to a “switching incident.”

Fifteen passengers were assisted with exiting the derailed train by Chicago firefighters.

The Still and Box Alarm and EMS Plan 1 were struck out and secured by 10:54 a.m. on orders of Deputy District Chief 2-2-4. Some ambulances remained at the scene during evacuation of the train passengers.

CTA Midway Derailment near Orange Line Station on Sunday, February 7, 2021 (SOURCE: Chicago Fire Department)
CTA Midway “Switching Incident” near Orange Line Station on Sunday, February 7, 2021 (SOURCE: Chicago Fire Department).
CTA Midway "Switching Incident" near Orange Line Station on Sunday, February 7, 2021 (SOURCE: Chicago Fire Department).
CTA Midway “Switching Incident” near Orange Line Station on Sunday, February 7, 2021 (SOURCE: Chicago Fire Department).
CTA Midway "Switching Incident" near Orange Line Station on Sunday, February 7, 2021 (SOURCE: Chicago Fire Department)
CTA Midway “Switching Incident” near Orange Line Station on Sunday, February 7, 2021 (SOURCE: Chicago Fire Department).

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The information in this article is an early report published before any summary information was confirmed or released by police or fire authorities.

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Midway International Airport CTA Orange Line Station (Imagery ©2021 Google, Imagery ©2021 Maxar Technologies, Sanborn, U.S. Geological Survey, USDA Farm Service Agency, Map data ©2021 Google)
Midway International Airport CTA Orange Line Station (Imagery ©2021 Google, Imagery ©2021 Maxar Technologies, Sanborn, U.S. Geological Survey, USDA Farm Service Agency, Map data ©2021 Google).




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