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Minor train derailment in Chicago

Published on NewsOK Modified: December 24, 2012 at 7:25 pm •  Published: December 24, 2012

CHICAGO (AP) — Authorities say two cars of a commuter train at a downtown Chicago station left the tracks, but no passengers were on board.

Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford says there were no injuries reported in the minor derailment Monday evening.

Metra spokesman Tom Miller says it was an inbound train coming into Chicago's Union Station and there were no passengers on the train.

He confirms that there were no injuries and that the cars did not tip over. Chicago fire officials initially reported that several cars were on their sides.

Minor delays were reported on two routes.

Officials were investigating the cause of the derailment.


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