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  2. CTA 'L' Rosters

    Oh dam didn't never know that see I was thinking they have all that room just rip the track up and lay it back down like the did the green line between Cicero & Harlem & like the redline
  3. CTA 'L' Rosters

    In particular IDOT would love to get rid of the left hand exits and entrances at Harlem and Oak Park. Given the amount of traffic on I-290 they are dangerous. This might impact the cta ROW to the south of the expressway.
  4. CTA 'L' Rosters

    There was no Dan Ryan project to wait on for 1. 2: the reason theyre waiting on the Eisenhower is due to the fact that the layout of the expressway might change which means the movement of tracks so considering the track layout might be changed, might as well wait to minimize issues
  5. CTA 'L' Rosters

    CTA own the congress branch (middle part where blue line trains run) CTA didn’t wait for the Red line south reconstruction project and also IDOT already started construction on the Congress branch starting at UIC
  6. CTA 'L' Rosters

    Again, the CTA is waiting for IDOT to come up with a plan to rebuild the Ike so it can coordinate reconstructing the Congress branch accordingly. No need to reconstruct that section, then after IDOT starts reconstructing the expressway, CTA has to reconstruct the branch again.
  7. CTA 'L' Rosters

    CTA needs to gone fix the Congress tracks if they wanna put the 7000 trains on it like let's be fr they fixed up the O'Hare branch wtf about the Congress branch
  8. Yesterday
  9. Return of the 11 & 31 Bus

    According to the Chicago Tribune, the 31st bus will begin its morning trips at 6:30am. This experiment will take effect in September. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-cta-chinatown-bus-20190508-story,amp.html
  10. CTA 'L' Rosters

    Not necessarily. If substation work is finished on time, 7000s will go on the Blue. I still have doubts of that, however, because of how bad the Congress branch is. CTA would not put 5000s on the Blue Line for this reason as well because it will damage the suspension. The 5000s weigh more than the 2600s & 3200s and running them constantly can worsen the already terrible track conditions along the Ike. My smartest prediction is that Brown could get 7000s 1st and send more 3200s to Blue. I'm not saying it will happen but that's just what I think could happen if CTA decides to hold it cause of much in bad condition the Congress line is.
  11. Last week
  12. 5000-series - Updates

    How red trains are turned at Howard depends on how the line is running. Normally loop around, but if there are delays a train will be simply crossed over and pull into the SB platform and change ends. Historically, on the old Green line (Lake-Dan Ryan) all trains faced the same way because of the one-carlenght boarding area at California WB that had to be where the conductor's car stopped, so the train stop markers had to be in specific places. About once a year the whole fleet was reversed, and the stop markers moved to new locations.
  13. CTA 'L' Rosters

    The 5000s that operate as "special" Blue Line runs are "borrowed" from the Red Line. Seeing that power substation work is currently underway along the O'Hare branch, expect to see more 5000s transferred to the Blue Line in future picks. Service is beyond capacity between Logan Square and Clark/Lake along the Blue Line with passengers having to let numerous trains passby during the 7am until about 8:30 am rush hour segment.
  14. CTA 'L' Rosters

    Thanks for explaining it to me guys! I thought they were in the blue line yard but you clearly explained how they belong to the 54th yard.
  15. The Breakdown Thread

    I rode 8068 on #47 yesterday and it will definitely be at SS for a while
  16. The Breakdown Thread

    #8068 involved in a serious accident with an suv on 41st and Ashland with multiple injuries reported.
  17. CTA 'L' Rosters

    Also another reason why blue can’t run 5000s is because of the congress branch....to many slow zones if you check the slow sone map on CTA web it will show you a lot of zones between Clinton and Forest Park that’s why 5000’s run to UIC and deadhead to 54th
  18. CTA 'L' Rosters

    If they are stationed at 54th, then, as everyone else has stated on this forum (search back in other topics when this info was first disseminated), they are assigned to the Pink Line. They do Pink Line runs at other times. Also, consider the implications of what you're saying. That's like saying 50xx-50xx is stored at Kimball, but do runs on the Green Line. The Blue Line tracks are not in a condition to support consistent 5000 series operation. The Blue has two regular services: O'Hare to Forest Park and O'Hare to UIC. To assign 5000s to the Blue Line, means you would have two trainsets sitting in the yard for ~20 hours a day, used for ~8 runs max, for less stops than any usual Blue Line train would make. That's a waste of resources, CTA wouldn't do that (I like to think ). Ofc, happy to be wrong
  19. CTA 'L' Rosters

  20. CTA 'L' Rosters

    All 8 lines need car roster updates it’s showing on red that 5203-5400 are on red whoever updates the rosters UPDATE THEM!! Lol
  21. CTA 'L' Rosters

    Cars 5203-5216 and 5219-5226 are assigned to the Blue Line and run during rush hours. They're stationed at 54th/Cermak but are assigned to blue. I've seen them do runs to Jefferson Park then terminate and deadhead back to 54th.
  22. CTA 'L' Rosters

    You did. What we are telling you is those cars are coming from 54th Yard. They are technically assigned to the Pink Line and have Pink Line run numbers. They only run rush trips between Racine and Jefferson Park on the Blue Line. Those cars came to 54th grom the Red Line.
  23. CTA 'L' Rosters

    I saw some 5203 and higher cars on the blue line.
  24. Had to create this topic since some of the f40ph-2's are soon to be retired because of "newer" locomotives coming into service
  25. 5000-series - Updates

    5178-5177 On Red
  26. CTA 'L' Rosters

    The blue line 5000's are from 54th therefpre not assigned to blue
  27. CTA 'L' Rosters

    Neither of the rosters shows a few of the 56XX's on the green line and the 5000's on the blue line.
  28. 5000-series - Updates

    Well.....Hello there 5001-5002
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