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  1. Random CTA

    There's 4-car train running backwards and forwards on the NSML, southbound purple line track (track 1?) between Sheridan Rd. in Rogers Park and some point further south. Any ideas why the strange movement? Training purposes? Video attached. IMG_7613.MOV
  2. Rail Service Alerts-Discussion Thread

    As some of you may know, Brown Line trains (among other loop-based lines) are not running on the east side of the loop due to construction on Washington/Wabash this weekend. As a result, we have ample 2600's running on the brown line!
  3. CTA Rail Service Alerts

    There was a partially-collapsed building at Thorndale earlier, but it was on the 95th-bound side of the tracks. Here's a photo that I took:
  4. Blue plastic inserts on the L.

    By "blue plastic inserts" do you mean seats? Like, in contrast to the fabric-backed seats?
  5. 2600-series - Service Dates

    Caught a 2600-series work train cruising up the Congress/Racine incline today. Any thoughts as to where it was headed? Are those hopper cars used for ballast? IMG_3345.mov
  6. Rail Service Alerts-Discussion Thread

    "CTA Alerts" really wants to emphasize that trains have resumed normal routing, lol.
  7. CTA Rail Service Alerts

    04/04/17 2:30 PM Rail Line(s) Affected: Red Level Of Service Interruption: Service Disruption Information: Red Line subway trains are rerouted to the elevated lines between Fullerton and Cermak-Chinatown due to a medical emergency on the tracks.
  8. Red Line Is "Goin Back To Ashland-63rd"

    Anyone know if only the cardboard car cards on the Red/Purple/Yellow and Green/Pink lines will display this? Was on the Brown line yesterday and the vinyl car cards were not yet updated to reflect this change.
  9. 7000-series - Procurement

    Also, what's up with the skyline panorama on the ceiling? Seems a bit futile to me.
  10. Random CTA

    Here is one article I stumbled upon regarding the 02/14 Red Line I.D. check: http://patch.com/illinois/chicago/federal-checkpoint-red-line-addison-reports
  11. Random CTA

    Well, here we go again with another "renewed effort" to build that Downtown to O'Hare express system: https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20170209/austin/express-rail-ohare-airport-high-speed-train-rahm-emanuel Thoughts?
  12. Random CTA

    A few fun facts for those who may remember: (Copied from the chicago-l.org website:) "In honor of the 125th anniversary of the start of "L" service this year, we present these events that occured on this date, January 30: 1989: Evanston Express trains began stopping at Belmont, Fullerton and Chicago; express surcharge collected by conductors south of Howard double regular surcharge. 1994: Madison/Wells station closed, for replacement by Washington/Wells"
  13. CTA Rail Service Alerts

    12/20/16 11:31a Rail Line(s) Affected: Red Level Of Service Interruption: Service Disruption Information: Red Line subway trains are rerouted to the elevated lines between Fullerton and Cermak-Chinatown due to police activity. Updates: 11:43p- Red Line service is resuming its normal routing, via the subway, between Fullerton and Cermak-Chinatown after an earlier reroute 12:47p- Red Line subway trains are rerouted to the elevated lines between Fullerton and Cermak-Chinatown (again) due to a medical emergency on the tracks at Chicago. 1:02p- Red Line service is resuming its normal routing, via the subway, between Fullerton and Cermak-Chinatown after an earlier reroute
  14. Bus Route Tracker

    In addition to the alleged Bus Tracker issues, CTA Train Tracker (via SMS) was temporarily unavailable for about an hour today as well--they sent out a text explaining that engineers were working to correct the issue. They then sent out a "problem solved" text at 5:45 pm.
  15. CTA Rail Service Alerts

    08/05/16 - 08/08/16: Trains Rerouted in Loop, Lake & Wabash closed for Washington/Wabash station construction Consistent Brownage runs planned for this weekend, among other reroutes in the loop. Check out the link below for more information. http://www.transitchicago.com/travel_information/alert_detail.aspx?AlertId=35877
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