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Chicago Train Derailment At O'Hare Airport Sees 32 Injured (PICTURES)

24/03/2014 12:10 GMT | Updated 24/03/2014 16:59 GMT

More than 30 people have been hurt in Chicago's O'Hare airport after a commuter train derailed and ploughed into an escalator on Monday morning.

Of the 32 injured hurt, 26 are described as in a "good-to-fair condition" while six are said to be "fair-to-serious".

The eight-car CTA Blue Line train was seen to be travelling faster than normal on its approach into the station.

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CTA spokesman Brian Steele, said: "We will be looking at equipment. We will be looking at signals. We'll be looking at the human factor and any extenuating circumstances.

"But really at this point, it's far too soon to speculate."

Luckily the train was not full at the time, the 2.50am time of the incident being one of the quieter periods in the airport's day.

The station is closed until the train can be removed and the damage fixed. Authorities don't know how long this will take.

Despite the extenuating circumstances, customers were still annoyed at being delayed to getting to their flights.

One who approached a police officer complaining about then delay was met with: "Well, a train derailed. It doesn't happen every day sir".

This was delivered with a "slight smirk and dry delivery", reports the Chicago Tribune.