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MTRSP1900-CTA3200 last won the day on December 19 2017

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    Chicago Transit Authority, Aviation, Sound Transit
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    Flxible Metro (RIP 2010), Nova Bus LFS (2000 and 2014 Editions), DE60LF/R
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    3200 Series

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  1. Red Line Extension (RLE)

    Yeah, I just scrolled up to the title of this thread and I’m totally lost now.
  2. O'Hare Airport Expansion

    On the Piccadilly Line in London, the trains going to Heathrow either have Terminals 2, 3, and 5 on their destination signs, or Terminals 4, 2, and 3. Terminals 2 and 3 is a bi-directional station that is always served regardless of the train, but Terminal 4 is on a unidirectional loop that sends the trains back to London via the Terminals 2 & 3 station (basically like old South Ferry on the 1 train in NYC), and Terminal 5 is a typical terminal station further down past Terminals 2 & 3. Therefore there isn’t a normal in service train that serves both Terminals 4 and 5, and there isn’t even a connecting track between the two stations. Maybe this will happen at O’Hare, but who knows. I also wonder how this will change the passenger loads on the airport train.
  3. 4 car Yellow Line train

    I remember hearing that an operator overran the platform somewhere and they just cut out the front doors to mitigate the effects of their goof. Thanks for confirming those switches exist. Except that I was referring to the physical length of the turn back that the Yellow Line uses, which looks like it only holds 2 cars. The Purple Line shuttle turns back further south, where there is more track. And the turn back at Skokie is 4 cars long. When the holiday train (it’s actually 7 cars long) is run on the Yellow Line they break up the train into two car sets. The flatcar isn’t used.
  4. 4 car Yellow Line train

    Also assuming they use the same turn back track at Howard the Purple Line Shuttle uses. I think the Yellow Line turn back at Howard is only two cars long.
  5. If CTA switched to letters for rail lines

    I honestly don’t see a difference between the two. Rapid transit wise both the T and the CTA have the same logo on their buses and trains, and someone I know who used to live in Boston simply called it the T (and to a lesser extent the MBTA), but people here differentiate between the L and bus, even though they are both CTA. If anything, both Seattle and Washington DC have better branding. WMATA says both Metrorail and Metrobus on their site, at least from what I remember. And Seattle’s Sound Transit Corporation calls their commuter rail Sounder, their bus system Sound Transit Express, and their light rail Link Light Rail.
  6. If CTA switched to letters for rail lines

    Renaming Metra to that probably won’t fly with Canadian National, who acquired the original Illinois Central Railroad. Metra is just a brand, and I’m OK with that. Sure beats saying “Oh sure, I’ll just hope on a Northeast Illinois Regional Commuter Rail Corporation train downtown.”
  7. If CTA switched to letters for rail lines

    I can understand your point on the Milwaukee lines holding on to their names for heritage reasons, but the Union Pacific North Line is still run by Union Pacific, and therefore it makes sense to be named as the Union Pacific line that goes north. But I agree the colors are fine the way they are, until the day comes when we build more lines to the point where we need numbers. Hopefully in my lifetime...
  8. Metra ex CNW bilevels

    I would have left them with the red and blue stripes. Heck, even the red and brown paint looked better on the cars than this new paint.
  9. Metra ex CNW bilevels

    There's no doubt about it. It's the 6-window variant. I thought those were long gone... Doing a little looking around, it looks like this was taken on the Chicago Air Line bridge. The original photo can be found here.
  10. Random CTA

    Oh, that's what it was. There was a series of videos on Facebook of the train after the whole mess. The affected car still had smoke coming out of it, and the guy who started the whole thing was on the ground and had a pile of officers on him on the platform. I believe the train operator either walked by, or was being interviewed by officers. In addition there was an officer sitting on a platform bench, with other officers apparently comforting him. Now it makes more sense. Edit: The videos are also on Youtube.
  11. 2600-series - Service Dates

    Wow, car 3200 and its mate are gone...
  12. Autonomous Buses and Other Autonomous Vehicles

    What? Unless there are autonomous buses in France, it would probably be good to ask for suggestions in another thread.
  13. CTA in Train Simulator

    The keyboard commands aren’t doing anything?
  14. More 6000's repatriated??

    They aren’t “my” rules, nor are they Busjack’s rules or garmon757’s. In fact, I too have learned from my mistakes on this forum. They are part of the copyright laws, and chitransit.org and its members must follow them for legal reasons. Any reference to copyright rules on this forum can be found on the Community Guidlines page. I would also like to join @Busjack in suggesting that you contact @garmon757 or another forum moderator for assistance. Thanks!
  15. More 6000's repatriated??

    Ah, that was my guess. Thanks.