Statement from CTA President Dorval R. Carter, Jr. on Yellow Line incident

November 16, 2023

At approx. 10:30 a.m., an inbound Yellow Line passenger train approaching the Howard station collided with a diesel-powered snow removal train on the same tracks. The National Transportation Safety Board announced they will be leading this investigation. Right now, our focus is on the customers and CTA employees who were injured in this incident. The CTA worked closely with the Chicago Fire Department on the emergency response. For the investigation, CTA intends to cooperate fully with the NTSB. Additional press inquiries can be coordinated with NTSB public affairs at mediarelations@ntsb.gov.


CTA President Carter meets with operations and safety staff at the site of Thursday’s incident on the Yellow Line tracks near Howard station.


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