7061 East Pleasant Valley Road, Independence, Ohio 44131 • (216) 241-2630 / Fax: (216) 241-6516

Membership
Benefits
News and Issues
Departments
Information
Secretary-Treasurer
Merchandise
Communications
FELA
Events
Links
User Info

Metra train engineer hit by rock

(The Chicago Daily Southtown posted the following article on its website on March 5.)

CHICAGO -- A rock flew through a running Metra train window, shattering glass and injuring its engineer Sunday afternoon.

Metra spokeswoman Meg Reile said it appears someone threw a rock at the northbound train just before the 87th Street station, shattering a window directly near the trainís engineer about 11:40 a.m.

When police arrived, they were unable to find anyone who might have been the suspected rock thrower, Reile said.

The incident occurred on Metraís Electric Line -- which was running northbound on the Southeast Side from 93rd Street the Millennium Park Station -- and delayed the train for about an hour, Reile said.

The train was held up as a new engineer was located to operate it, while the original engineer was taken to an area hospital in an unknown condition. His injuries were believed to be non-life-threatening, Reile said.

The train was only a couple minutes away from its second stop when the incident happened. The train began running again at 12:40 p.m.

The delay caused the returning southbound train to be delayed as well, Reile said.

A South Chicago District police officer did not have any information on the incident as of 1 p.m.

Monday, March 5, 2007

Like us on Facebook at
Facebook.com/BLETNational

Sign up for BLET News Flash Alerts

© 1997-2020 Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen

 


Decertification Helpline
(216) 694-0240

National Negotiations

Sign up for BLET
News Flash Alerts

DAILY HEADLINES

Union Pacific reports Q4 and full-year 2019 results
Union Pacific delivery volume falls, so does its profit in Q4 2019
Engineer at controls during deadly train derailment near DuPont sues Amtrak
Norfolk Southern subsidiary to close headquarters in Fort Wayne
FRA approves move of high-speed train from Hornell to Colorado
Gov. Baker proposes new governance structure for MBTA
Rail safety bill a priority for Vero Beach, Fla.
Another light rail stop coming to Hoboken?
RRB Q&A: Working after retirement
Get the latest labor news from the Teamsters

More Headlines