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14 train passengers hurt at Chicago station

Published: Monday, Jan. 6, 2014 11:10 a.m. CDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Metra officials say 14 passengers reported injuries when a commuter train hit a "bumping post" at a downtown station — the second such accident of the day.

Michael Gillis is a spokesman for the suburban Chicago commuter rail.

He says six passengers were transported to the hospital on Monday with minor injuries after the Rock Island District line train from Joliet slid into the "bumping post" at the end of the train platform.

The collision happened around 8:45 a.m. A similar, but less serious incident occurred at the same station around 6:15 a.m., but no passengers were injured.

Gillis says the agency is still investigating what caused the incidents, but authorities say they were weather-related.

All Metra trains are being told to enter downtown stations at a "walking speed."

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