The Chicago CTA announced that the Yellow Line is opening Friday, January 5, 2024, for service following the November 16 crash of a speeding train into equipment on the track. Clifford Law Offices has filed lawsuits against the CTA on behalf of six of the dozens injured.
“Clifford Law Offices is conducting its own investigation to figure out exactly what happened regarding the Yellow Line crash in November. The NTSB concluded that the conductor was aware of equipment on the tracks as well as a design flaw, but there is still much to be learned about exactly what went wrong in this avoidable incident. The public remains in the dark, and the CTA needs to be more transparent so the passengers can have more confidence riding on the Yellow Line,” said Joseph T. Murphy, partner at the firm handling the matter.
The CTA closed down the line for seven weeks following an investigation by National Transportation Safety Board investigators on the scene who recommended the implementation of several safety measures including lower speed limits on the line and improved communications as well as stepped-up measures to clean the tracks. Shuttle buses had been carrying passengers along the line to the Howard Street Station since mid-November when the speeding train hit a CTA snowplow that was on the tracks for training.
The NTSB released an initial report on the probable cause of the crash with a final report expected later this year.
To speak to attorney Joseph T. Murphy, partner at Clifford Law Offices, contact Clifford Law Offices Communications Partner Pamela Sakowicz Menaker at 847-721-0909 (cell).