Durbin calls for closer look at Bartlett Metra derailment

November 6, 2011 7:03:27 PM PST
The derailment of a Metra train last week near west suburban Bartlett deserves closer investigation, according to Sen. Dick Durbin.

Durbin says the Federal Surface Transportation Board should look into whether Canadian National has maintained its former Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Line tracks.

Durbin questions whether the accident, which prevented Metra lines from using the track, could have been avoided.

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