The rest of the riders on the line then had no option but to walk out, which left some of them stranded underground for hours. Everyone agrees the Chicago Transportation Authority failed miserably, but opinion on the righteousness of the self-evacuating riders is split. I think most people who have been stranded on packed subway cars would say: righteous indeed. Or maybe: selfish pricks. Philosophers are welcome to weigh in. Subway officials can go to hell.
[pic of Superwoman evacuee looking incredibly spiffy after traipsing through a subway tunnel via Chicago Tribune]