Sunday, June 25, 2017

CTA "Pride Train" Out Of Service After Killing Man At 35th St

The CTA Pride train sits at Sox-35th after striking a man who fell from the platform on Saturday | ABC7
Update: The Pride train returned to service at 10 a.m. Sunday.
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The CTA Pride-themed Red Line train has been taken out of service after it struck and killed a man at the Sox-35th station on Saturday afternoon.

A 19-year-old man was riding his bike on the platform when he lost his balance and fell in front of the northbound Pride train as it entered the station around 1:30 p.m., police said.

After being trapped under the train for nearly 20 minutes, the man was freed and pronounced dead at the scene.

The Pride train was taken out of service immediately as part of standard investigative protocols. CTA did not say when the train would return to service.
CTA handout photo of the Pride train. | CTA
The CTA debuted its rainbow-wrapped Pride train on Friday in advance of today’s Chicago Pride Parade "to show our commitment to equality and inclusion," a spokesman said.
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20 comments:

  1. Oh Happy Day for ya'll.

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  2. I feel like there's a metaphor in here somewhere.

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    1. Wow if it ain't one thing it's another Lord I pray for that young man's family.

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  3. What did the paint job on the pride train cost the tax payers?

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    1. How much did the Santa train cost the tax payers? (Furthermore it isn't paint, it is a wrap. Secondly, I am guessing it didn't cost the tax payers anything as the cost probably comes out of the fares.)

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    2. It's not paint, it's a temporary platic wrap sheet exactly like all the advertisement stuff on them all the time.

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    3. Chill out, Gladys and let people enjoy pretty things.

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    4. Much less than the Santa train.

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    5. Anonymous Jun 25, 2017, 9:19:00 AM
      "I am guessing it didn't cost the taxpayers anything as the cost probably comes out of the fares."
      Ok....and who, exactly, is it that subsidizes the entire system? Putin? Castro?
      Ummmm wait it's 'Taxpayers' !!!

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  4. Riding his bike on the platform? Who does that?

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    1. Darwin at work!

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    2. I was wondering that myself. The engine driver can hardly anticipate some goof getting dumped onto the tracks in front of him.

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  5. Maybe not the best idea to ride a bike ON the platform.

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  6. That "look at me" move can get you in hole.

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  7. Reminds me of the guy whose famous last words were "Fuck the alligators."

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  8. I was on that train 😢

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    1. My sympathies.

      How long were you held up at the station?

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  9. This was a horrible incident. I'm so sorry a young life was lost this way. Prayers up for the grieving family and the traumatized passengers.

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  10. I always see people riding their skateboards.. Not worth it.

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