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  1. 3/26/17 8:31a Rail Line(s) Affected: Red Level Of Service Interruption: Significant Delays Information: 95th-bound trains are operating with residual delays after an earlier mechanical problem on a train at Howard.
  2. I just wanted to clarify my point on this post, so we can keep on topic: Many times when there are bank robberies, the suspects typically flash a gun or at the very least hand the teller a note or say they have a gun, which is how they get what they what. If they don't brandish a weapon or at least give a note or inform the teller they have a gun, the teller may simply tell them to leave and walk away. When Law Enforcement find the suspect, they have to obviously apprehend the suspect, but because of the fact they may possibly be armed, they have to approach with firearms at the ready as they have to protect themselves and civilians from the suspect. If the suspect sees Law Enforcement approaching, they may very well pull the weapon to prevent arrest, if they do indeed have a weapon. That's why, with a tracking device, they could've waited a bit longer to apprehend the suspect. My discussion on the forum is done for this. If you wish to reply to me more to this, that's fine, but please use the PM system for further discussion. I was just giving my opinion on how the situation was handled in @strictures post above.
  3. 3/21/17 2:09p Rail Line(s) Affected: Yellow Level Of Service Interruption: Significant Delays Information: Howard-bound trains are operating with residual delays after an earlier sick passenger at Dempster-Skokie.
  4. 3/21/17 2:07p Rail Line(s) Affected: Blue Level Of Service Interruption: Significant Delays Information: Forest Park-bound trains are operating with residual delays after earlier police activity at Cumberland.
  5. While I'm glad they caught this thief with this ill-gotten goods, I think with the tracking device, they could've waited a bit to get him.... like when he was off the bus, not on it. I'm sure the Police and FBI came on board, guns drawn to apprehend the suspect. But with other civilians on the bus, that was not a good tactic on their part. The suspect could've pulled a weapon and had a firefight with law enforcement with innocent civilians, including the Bus Operator, in the line of fire. Or, they could've grabbed another passenger and had a hostage situation.
  6. Best bet is to utilize Norfolk Southern to deliver the cars to a location where they can be trucked to a CTA rail yard. Gives NS and a trucking firm jobs with the CTA.
  7. The breakdown I got for the cars are as follows(this was either from someone on the forum or on a media site) Base Order: 7001-7400(400 Units)(Will be used to replace the remaining 2600-Series railcars) Options 1&2: 7401-7656(257 Units)(Will be used to replace the 3200-Series railcars) Options 3&4 7657-7846(190 Units?)(Will be used for extensions of rail lines like the Red Line to 130th*) *There was talk of other extensions... like Orange Line to Ford City Mall and I believe a rumored extension of the Brown Line further west or north of Kimball? The Brown Line was something I recall hearing about once awhile ago and that may have fizzled out, but the Orange Line extension may be something that may be considered in a future budget proposal, maybe to begin as the Red Line extension is being done to be completed after it is finished.
  8. Another night of retro trains on the Brown Line courtesy of construction downtown.
  9. 3/17/17 6:32p Rail Line(s) Affected: Blue Level Of Service Interruption: Minor Delays Information: Forest Park-bound trains are operating with residual delays after earlier police activity at O'Hare.
  10. As this pertains to funds for the 7000-Series, I will say this..... There was talk by a certain individual about defunding Chicago of Federal funding from everything except law enforcement purposes because we are a sanctuary city, and that's all I'm going to say on that point on the forum. PM if you want to discuss this further...
  11. 3/16/17 12:37a Rail Line(s) Affected: Red Level Of Service Interruption: Significant Delays Information: 95th-bound trains are operating with residual delays after earlier police activity at Jackson.
  12. 3/13/17 1:19p Rail Line(s) Affected: Red Level Of Service Interruption: Significant Delays Information: Howard-bound trains are operating with residual delays after earlier door problems on a train near 47th.
  13. 2017 marks the 70th Anniversary of the Chicago Transit Authority in Chicago, having come into existence in October 1, 1947. The CTA is promising all sorts of special events and promotions, including the Heritage Fleet of trains and buses to make special appearances at a number of public events. Stay tuned and watch for info about events and promotions..... 70 years of the CTA! Doors open on the right at History. http://www.transitchicago.com/cta70/
  14. 3/10/17 12:54p Rail Line(s) Affected: Blue Level Of Service Interruption: Minor Delays Information: Forest Park-bound trains are operating with residual delays after earlier signal problems near Jefferson Park.
  15. 3/8/17 1:12p Rail Line(s) Affected: Blue Level Of Service Interruption: Service Partially Suspended Information: Blue Line service has been temporarily suspended between Jefferson Park and California due to a medical emergency on the tracks. As a result, trains are operating in two sections: between Jefferson Park and O'Hare between California and Forest Park. Alternate Service: For alternate service through the affected area, consider using the #56 Milwaukee, #77 Belmont, #78 Montrose, #80 Irving Park, #81 Lawrence, and #152 Addison buses. Shuttle buses are available for connecting service from Jefferson Park to California for service between affected stations. O'Hare-bound shuttle trains from Logan Square to Jefferson Park bypassing Addison are available. Media Source(s): ABC7