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  1. Bringing Back a Route and/or Segment

    If you had an opportunity to bring back a route and/or segment of a route, which route(s) would you choose and why? (You can also include a night owl route, express route, Pace route, or you can create an extension and/or cut a segment towards a current CTA/Pace route.) My answer is: 49 Western to be extended to 95th/The Plaza but end at 79th after The Plaza closes. I feel like since 49A South Western was discontinued last year it has been very inconvenient traveling the The Plaza. The 349 is optional but some people don't like paying extra fare if they have a 1 or $28 7-day pass. Why not have some flexibility? 48 South Damen only runs during AM/PM rush hours to The Plaza in which that's not convenient enough for traveling. It should just originate back to 87th.
  2. Supplementary 5000s on Blue next pick

    Have you forgotten that the 5000s infiltrated the Pink Line first after the test runs on all lines?
  3. CTA 'L' Rosters

    So far we have at least 40 3200s.
  4. Supplementary 5000s on Blue next pick

    5205/06 - 5209/10 - 5211/12 - 5213/14 - 5215/16 - 5219/20 - 5221/22 - 5225-26 are the 16 cars for Jefferson Park. I thought they said three runs, but it’s only two.
  5. CTA 'L' Rosters

    It’s official! 3207/08 - 3221/22 - 3245/46 - 3249/50 - 3251/52 - 3257/58 - 3259/60 - 3279/80 are part of the Blue Line fleet @BusHunter
  6. Random Metra

    I decided to take some shots of the construction @ Ravenswood. It seems to me that the outbound station is going to look very extraordinary after completion. There's a new partial viaduct @ Leland with very bright lights underneath.
  7. Supplementary 5000s on Blue next pick

    There’s a theory from some switchmens and supervisors that any 2600s that ends with a 9 are considered to have the best motors than the rest of them. So they use them as work cars and sometimes they’re coupled with the work 2400s.
  8. Supplementary 5000s on Blue next pick

    Transferred from Orange Line.
  9. Supplementary 5000s on Blue next pick

    I think we're getting too carry away about this topic. Regardless of the 5000 count guys, the Blue Line is going to have 24 of them infiltrate the route and a friendly reminder that Green/Pink shares about 210 5000s. So it doesn't matter to the Blue Line at all. Carry on. By the way, only 2600s that ends with a 9 are permitted at 54th Yard.
  10. Supplementary 5000s on Blue next pick

    So far, it's during AM service but yes I do agree with you about the 3200s.
  11. I handle this by contacting him myself. @Aiden Tabucic Please refrain from spamming anything that relates to the Bus Tracker from this point on.
  12. Supplementary 5000s on Blue next pick

    We are extremely short thanks to an overwhelming amount of defects and it’s getting to the point that our operators, switchmen, and supervisors are having adverse reactions about them. The 3200s infiltration is nothing but a band-aid solution thanks to the fact that the Blue Line is heavily neglected, especially on the Congress Branch (You see that they will never dare to run 5000s west of Racine).
  13. CTA 'L' Rosters

    It’s begins when every qualified operator, switchmen, and supervisors are successfully trained to operate them. There’s no set date.
  14. Bringing Back a Route and/or Segment

    Transit wise? No, but they brought back Krispy Kreme Donuts!!!
  15. The Breakdown Thread

    A ton of posts about the accident at Western Orange Line have been moved to this topic for relevance. If that bus wasn’t asking the be transferred to another garage then you got the wrong topic!
  16. Supplementary 5000s on Blue next pick

    3 extra trains will be running on the Blue from Pink between Racine and Jefferson Park using Pink’s 5000s all 8-car sets. 320, 321, and 322 are the run numbers and they’ll debut this Monday. Stay tuned.
  17. CTA 'L' Rosters

    Nope, they’ll be running on the Blue during the oncoming pick that begins this Sunday.
  18. Moving forward, no more posting about route #206.
  19. CTA 'L' Rosters

    3219/20 - 3411/12 - 3233/34 - 3212/11 have arrived at Forest Park from Midway as of 2AM.
  20. garmon757

    Yes, I know it's been quite a while since I've been on here consistently but I'm still alive! Some key events have been occurred since my absence: 1. I'm a flagman now. I've transitioned to that position in late March. I was definitely not about to waste my life in a booth! 2. I now have two of my four children in charter school. My third one will be in school after Labor Day. So my time will be limited on here during the midday. 3. @Busjack @BusHunter @jajuan @sw4400 and all other members concerned, on behalf of the bike lawsuit way back in 2014, (you all are not going to believe this) the circuit court ruled in favor of the taxi driver, in which it's BS but that's what happen when you have a biased arbitrators that don't gives a crap about bikers. So therefore, they will make a settlement but as far as pushing this matter to a trial, it's a complete lost. PM me for more details about it. Other than that, I will continue on with my duties and like my mother always say, "Keep a cool head".
  21. garmon757

    I decided to create this topic to give all of you an opportunity to express your opinions about me. It can be positive/negative feedback (transit related), what you like and don't like about me, what do I need to improve on, etc. The doors are open.
  22. CTA 'L' Rosters

    Training is suspended due to Rail Instructors are booked with other classes. It will resume in September.
  23. CTA 'L' Rosters

    It it confirmed that 100 3200s are transferring to the Blue Line moments after the Winter pick begins. However, the pick begins as of September 16 because of the Red Line return of 63rd/Ashland rush hour runs.
  24. 4000-series DE60LF - Updates - Rehabs

    I forgot to mention yesterday that #4186 is a troubled bus due to a burned spot sustained on the right side near the back tire. The cause of that burn is unknown and I couldn't take a shot because I would be trespassing on CTA property (the entrance where 77th's not in service buses enter at on 79th).
  25. CTA 'L' Rosters

    #3271-72 - #3307-08 - #2686-85 - #2832-31 were at Forest Park but was "dragged" back to Midway around Midnight.
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