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Police: Commuter Train Derails at Chicago Airport

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CHICAGO (AP) -

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Chicago Transit Authority officials say they'll use torches to cut a commuter train apart as they remove wreckage from an underground station after a derailment.

They say the station at O'Hare International Airport could be closed until Tuesday.

Crews are inspecting the station's stairs and escalator, which were damaged when the train plowed across a platform and scaled the escalator around 3 a.m.

More than 30 people were hurt, but all of their injuries are considered non-life threatening. 


ORIGINAL STORY:

Police say a commuter train derailed early Monday at the Chicago O'Hare International Airport, injuring about 30 people on board.

Chicago police spokesman Ron Gaines says the train derailed around 2:50 a.m. as it was pulling into the O'Hare station. Gaines says none of the injuries are believed to be life-threatening.

Gaines says it wasn't yet known what might have caused the train to derail.

Gaines says rail service in the area was suspended.

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