First Video of Chicago Airport Train Derailing and Going Up a Stairwell

On Monday a Blue Line subway train at Chicago's O'Hare airport jumped the rails and then proceeded to plow its way up a set of stairs and escalators. And just a few days later security footage of the incident has finally been released. Not surprisingly, it looks like a real life action movie—minus the Hollywood-style explosions.


Thankfully, while there were 32 reported injuries, everyone involved in the incident was taken to hospital and listed in at least "fair" condition. So while there are still no answers as to how exactly this could have happened, there were also no fatalities which is probably the most amazing thing about this accident. [YouTube via Jacqui Cheng via Cesar Torres]


This is the first time I've seen a station where the stairs are in the path of the train. Is that common in Chicago? In New York, DC, Boston, San Fran, London and Paris, the stairs on the platform are in the middle, and the tracks are off to the side.