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Impatient Subway Riders Revolt in Chicago

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Impatient Subway Riders Revolt in Chicago

CHICAGO — The packed rush-hour subway train had been stopped for about an hour Tuesday morning, held up by a malfunctioning train ahead. In air hot and stuffy, the passengers had turned nervous and impatient. Ignoring pleas of transit workers, they decided to leave the train and walk through the dimly lighted tunnel toward freedom.

 

The unauthorized evacuation, transit officials said, caused a bigger problem. Fearing that passengers could be electrocuted by the third rail, officials cut off power to part of the Blue Line, which travels a large U-shaped route between the West Side and O’Hare International Airport. Service was disrupted for about four hours, and more than a thousand passengers had to be helped off several trains.

 

Full story: nytimes_logo.gif icon_offsite.png - April 17, 2008

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Chicago subway cars don't have A/C?

 

If it's packed it doesn't matter, ever been on a peak hour PATH train? B)

 

- Andy

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