Red Line running normally after derailment

July 19, 2008 10:12:36 PM PDT
CTA Red Line trains were running normally again after a minor derailment.It happened around 7:30 Saturday evening near the Chinatown-Cermak Red Line station. CTA officials say the train never left the platform. But its wheels were slightly misaligned.

All of the passengers on board got out safely. No one was hurt.

CTA officials say human error may be *partially* to blame.

"The switches determine the direction of the train. In this particular instance, we had a supervisor that incorrectly set up the switch," said Ron Huberman, CTA president.

Huberman added the train's switches had to be changed manually because of some ComEd power failures.


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