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  1. CTA 'L' Rosters

    The 5000s has more capacity for passengers, the 7000s will be tailored towards customer comfort. In a situation where capacity is an issue, a 5000 would be better suited for the Blue Line and seeing that the substation upgrades are ongoing, i would chose a 5000 during rush hour to carry passenger capacity once the power capacity is available to making that executive decision. But then again, we are discussing and comparing an existing rail car series to a non-existing series, so this pretty much becomes redundant for the near future.
  2. CTA 'L' Rosters

    Whoa! too soon the Congress Rehab just moved from the environmental stage, the funds aren't even identified and most likely, the project will coincide with the I-290 reconstruction, so were about half a decade away before anything gets touched on the Congress. Seeing that the previous mayoral administration specified that the 7000s become the gateway for customers to/from O'Hare and Midway, this signified that the 7000s would go to the Orange (due to the 5000s mostly being deployed to the Red Line by the time the deliveries were completed, then receiving the oldest 2600s from the Blue Line to replace the 3200s that were shifted to make room for the 5000s that never arrived) and the Blue Line's (Due to 2600s pending retirement) but with time comes change and it looks like the 3200s may be shifted to the Blue Line due to keeping maintenance maintained along one set of rail cars at the shops, such as 5000s operating along the Red/Yellow/Purple being maintained at Howard for example, which shows fiscal responsibility within the agency. In recent years, older equipment usually shifts to the Blue Line and seeing that the 3200s have arrived, expect the Blue Line to become the land of the 3200s in the near future. It would be nice for the 7000s to operate on the Blue Line, but remember this is a transit agency that has to be reasonable with it's resources.
  3. CTA 'L' Rosters

    Which will clearly happen way before a 7000 hits the rails, then you'll have a testing period which could roll into 2021, 2022, so a 5000, even just for a short turn, would be feasible for the near future plus you have to think about capacity, which the 5000s have in it's current configuration instead of the 7000s, which is geared towards being more comfort orientated.
  4. 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.
  5. Spring 2019 Rail Pick April 28th

    It's now official
  6. Your New Blue - O'Hare Branch Rehab

    It's not happening anytime soon, the funding is not available. If there was a dire need to rehab, it would've been fast tracked. We know the infrastructure is bad, but it's more cost effective to collaborate both projects at once.
  7. Spring 2019 Rail Pick April 28th

    April 28th, but technically the trips end after the PM Rush Period on April 26th but are still active as part of the pick until the new pick is in effect.
  8. 4 car Yellow Line train

    For snow operation and to keep more traction. The first 2 cars in the chosen direction are used in service due to limited 2 car berthing at the Skokie stations, especially at the Dempster terminal.
  9. New CTA Maps Are Out

    Those exact reasons and that in September the Route 11 pilot ended. It's kind of unnecessary to have a superfluous map floating, but the September map did have an honorable nod to George Krambles, so it's kind of a collectible of sorts
  10. More 6000's repatriated??

    What time will they arrive is the question?
  11. Rail Service Alerts-Discussion Thread

    The Red Line service to Ashland/63rd is still "technically" effective until the new rail picks are in effect on Sunday. 95th is now back into full operation as the necessary track work needed to move into the next phase of the project is now complete. The decision to cut the service before thanksgiving makes sense, the customer demand for rush hour levels of service won't be needed due to the holiday, hence the Blue Line's UIC and Red Line's Ashland trips are targeted not to operate on Friday.
  12. New Car Maps

    The current system and route map cards both reflect the rerouted service and Washington/Wabash. They do not include the recently completed Wilson station for the purple line. The updated route cards might not be included in some rail cars due to an lack of oversight. Most of changes happen during rush hour anyway, so as long as the map is 95% current, the majority of customers and visitors shouldn't become confused.
  13. Wilson Red/Purple Line Station Rebuild

    I say that the car cards work for now, information travels quicker through social media these days anyway, so why spend the extra money until it's necessary. The Red Line reroute is still in effect, so why reflect a minor change when you have a major change still in effect.
  14. Wilson Red/Purple Line Station Rebuild

    Track 4 has already been in use by the Purple Line express. NB red line continues to use track 2 due to the completion of the NB platform, so the track realignments have been finished for sometime. Welcome back, full time to Wilson Purple Line Express!
  15. Return of the 11 & 31 Bus

    Well the 31 had the same pilot formula so it really came down to who would use the service. Unfortunately for the 11, the market had changed in a way that people adapted to other modes of travel. Marketing was another problem, which could have been marketed as the LincolnLine or the BrownLink to attract Brown Line commuters to another way of commuting through the corridor. Farewell Route 11 extension
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