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  1. 2 points
    He has a history of pulling this over the years across different forum topics for as long as I can remember.
  2. 2 points
    Why not! 7000 series are for cars and 8000 for cab-cars. All of the early cab-cars 8200-8275 have been downgraded to coach only and the few C&NW painted ones have also been downgraded. In most cases the cabs are just locked up. On some cars they have been rebuilt without them. 7000-7099 were not used but I believe allocated to the ex-BNSF steel cars 700-787 and 816-820 (the locomotives were also not renumbered but 500-524 were allocated to 9900-8/10-25) 7100-7121 are the West suburban MTD ordered steel cars for the BNSF 7200-7283 are the ex-MILW (except 7242-56 ex-RI) steel cars. 7382 is a rebuilt RI Cab car which was 8222 7284-7381 are the 1978-80 steel cars 7400-7497 are the 1996-8 steel cars 7600-7613, 7650-7681 were C&NW painted cars, 7700-7866, 7880, 7900, 7901 were C&NW painted cars, 7867-7871, 7881-7885 were RI painted cars 8000-8025 were not used but I believe allocated to the ex-BNSF steel cab cars 790-815 8200-8238 are the ex-MILW (except 8220-4 ex-RI) steel cab cars. (matching 7200 series) 8239-8275 are the 1978-80 steel cab cars 8400-8478 are the 1995-7 steel cab cars (matching 7400) 8501-8608 are the 2002-5 steel cab cars 8700-8763 were the C&NW painted cab cars (matching 7700) 8764-8768 were RI painted cab cars. There was not a gap of 194 in the 7000 series for cars when the 6001-6194 series arrived so a new series started. On this basis the new cars will probably start at 6201, the cab-cars I have no idea unless they go for 8801!
  3. 2 points
    There was a driver on the 88 Higgins back in the 80's who would have done just that. A guy parked his car in the bus stop on the Kennedy overpass in front of the Harlem station entrance. Of course, it was raining. The bus driver was a tiny woman who suffered no fools. She pushed the car out of the way and called it in as abandoned in front of the on-ramp. Unethical? Perhaps. Nice thing for the passengers? You bet!
  4. 2 points
    Metra board approves the purchase of up to 500 new railcars. They are Alstom Coradia Multilevels, and most notably they don’t use the gallery car setup. https://metrarail.com/about-metra/newsroom/metra-board-approves-purchase-500-modern-railcars?fbclid=IwAR1ywYXF20Eh779jrzwZyy9mClUiNW5XGex5T1UJH7vBB2mITVHYjzAy2sQ
  5. 1 point
    shocked to see #700 in service after almost 2 years i shall say
  6. 1 point
    Yeah I'm fine this happened about two hours after I got off this morning. The security gaurds at the front entrance need to be fired for even letting that happen. Anyone can get such easy access to these garages with minimal pushback these days. I leave late nights and security is just as un noticeable as a needle in a haystack.
  7. 1 point
    i saw 700 the other day at SS
  8. 1 point
    Oh I didn't know, it had been a minute since I looked at the South Suburb routes on Webwatch so I didn't realize those were out there.
  9. 1 point
    6298 was my least favorite nabi and I hope I don't see it again lol because it pissed me off every time I saw it
  10. 1 point
    The last cars delivered were 6001-6194, the last cab cars 8501-8608
  11. 1 point
    They are going to need new coaches anyways. So much of the fleet is obsolete. I'd imagine ridership will rebound by the time these start rolling in. From the Metra press release the base 200 new cars won't even be delivered until 2025-2027. (Deliveries starting 42 months after contract execution, and continuing for 30 months).
  12. 1 point
    January 2021 listing SPacebus_So21010612080.pdf
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  14. 1 point
    this is why i miss the old clever devices where it had those 2 little ghost things in the middle one of them would not pop up (means it’s a ghost bus)
  15. 1 point
    The original Kensington station had two island platforms and the station house wS a street level underneath the viaduct on 115th. Now the station house is in Front St north of 115th under the tracks. Those tracks were both originally SB but now one is SB and one is NB. The old NB island platform is gone and the original station house closed . Seemingly building the current station house didn't compromise the integrity of the tracks, though i imagine they used the other island platform until the current one was completed. .
  16. 1 point
    I see drivers use the Clark/Arthur terminal as a U-turn spot all the time. Especially when there aren't any buses in it.
  17. 1 point
    Only on the southside you'll see this kind of stupidity. I guess the Hennessey was to important to get from the liquor store.......the sad part is there is a parking lot on the northern side of the building yet hardly any customers use it....🙄 Note - Not my photos.
  18. 1 point
    I'm guessing that the 20300s are the 30 ft Eldorado EZ Riders, and the 20500s are Axxess buses. The question with the Axxess buses are whether they are diesel or CNG? If CNG, will they eventually head to Wheeling? How many CNGs are actually arriving?
  19. 1 point
    Along with some buses get a break gets parked overnight or for the weekend while others run 24/7
  20. 1 point
    Yea 6686 been kept up at all the garages its been at
  21. 1 point
    Well as long as CTA pays for parts they could run a million miles. It would be cool to know what bus has the most miles ever. Probably one of the heritage buses. You might be seeing more artics down than usual. Since the pandemic they are being used more. In a way it's good put some more miles on those and give these 1000s a break. The 4300s you see they could possibly fix cause they have the rehab coming for those. Some will never come back like 4323. Question is what do they do with all the broke down 4000s. Seems like some of them are just sitting. The older 1000s they also are not too concerned with. If they have major issues they can probably sit until this bus order comes in. The fleet is starting to show its age all they really have are the 7900s and 77th is working those hard and they are always out at chicago and 74th. They really could use 600 new buses but all this using of the artics is going make them need some more of those as well. You have to figure if it's a bus and a half to drive it's a bus and a half to maintain. 150 percent chances it will fail versus a 40 foot bus.
  22. 1 point
    Most likely any nova that craps out is GONE gone unless it’s an EXTREMELY minor repair.
  23. 1 point
    I mean my girlfriend knows a good masseuse 🤣🤣🤣
  24. 1 point
    So true. New stations won't change that one bit.
  25. 1 point
    Actually, sometime after the Orange Line began service, the artics were moved from Archer to Chicago for the 23 Washington Express, which was operating as a west side alternative for the Lake Street leg of the Green Line. After the Green Line reopened, 23 Washington Express was discontinued, & the artics were then moved from Chicago to North Park, & then later, from North Park to 103rd.
  26. 1 point
    Yeah I don't what he's smoking as if routes like the 22,36,77,81,90,92 and 151 doesn't have its fair share of nuts on it.
  27. 1 point
    Idk about you, but I've seen more robberies happen on the north side than south side. Let's shy away from over-generalization, its not like the north side is this magic bastion of safety and the south & west sides aren't monolithic
  28. 1 point
    I ride the Cottage bus occasionally. Every single time, there's someone who boards with an expired fare card & tries to scam the driver out of a ride. Also saw a few bizarre screaming matches on it. But on the North Side, the problem are people, 90% of whom are young women that must use their phones to add money to their Ventra account. None of them have the brains to do so at home or even while waiting for the bus!
  29. 1 point
    There are a few routes like the 1,2,8,24,29,52A,53A,54B along with the Midway Corridor routes that aren't rough at all on the southside, An honorable mention would be Ashland.
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