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  1. I noticed all of these camera on the buses, trains, train stations, platforms, the right of way and other properties such as parking, bus turnarounds, bus garages and rail yards. Some of these cameras have High Definition resolution and show really well. My question is do any of the cameras have audio and pick up voices or have surround sound capabilities or are they just visual only??
  2. Just checking on when work will resume with the Thorndale interlocking and the start of the Montrose interlocking? It seems they took a break for a few weeks now.
  3. Good afternoon. I was inquiring if anyone had went to the South Halsted Bus Improvement workshop last week @ the Woodson Public Library and if so, what information were you able to gather from CTA and Pace?
  4. Of course this same energy of earlier AM service could have kept the 11 Lincoln bus running and going to North/Clark instead of Fullerton Station serving Lincoln Park Zoo.
  5. A whole year to implement Phase 2?? It must have been some revision or 2nd thoughts of the proposed routes changes, discontinuance and/or implementation of CTA / Pace 54A, 210, 215, 225, 226 and 641.
  6. Metra update Minor schedule changes on four lines Sept. 3 (August 20, 2019) - Metra will introduce new schedules Sept. 3 on four Metra lines that contain mostly minor adjustments and include the continuation of a pilot program that added weekend service on the UP Northwest and BNSF lines. The other two lines with changes are the Rock Island and Heritage Corridor. A previously announced change to the UP West Line schedule has been cancelled and the current schedule will continue. A description of the changes to each line is below. The full schedules can be viewed by clicking on the following links: UP Northwest,BNSF, Rock Island and Heritage Corridor The summer pilot schedules were started in June to give customers more weekend options. On the UP Northwest Line, five new inbound and five new outbound trains were added on Saturdays, and three new inbound and three new outbound trains were added on Sundays/holidays, including new express trains to and from Arlington Heights. On the BNSFLine, a train was added in each direction to Saturday and Sunday schedules. Those new trains were well-used and Metra now will continue the pilot program until further notice. A similar Saturday pilot program on the Rock Island Line will not be continued this fall but may be reintroduced next summer, although we did retain one new train from that pilot. The weekday changes made to the Rock Island schedule in January will continue. Other changes are outlined below. BNSF • Train 1255, the 4:50 p.m. departure from Chicago Union Station, will now terminate in Aurora at 6 p.m. The last stop is currently Fairview Avenue at 5:30 p.m. Several customers who board the train at Riverside and other intermediate stations requested this change so they could get to Aurora without transferring to another train. • Train 1375, the 4:53 p.m. departure from Union Station, will make its last stop in Hinsdale at 5:30 p.m., instead of Highlands at 5:26 p.m. This change will enable customers who want to travel farther west on the line to transfer to Train 1263, which stops at Hinsdale at 5:37 p.m. • Trains 1281 (6:02 p.m. departure from Union Station), 1295 (9:40 p.m. departure from Union Station), 1297 (10:40 p.m. departure from Union Station) and 1294 (9:02 p.m. arrival at Union Station) will have their run times minorly adjusted. UP Northwest • In addition to the continuation of the weekend pilot program, weekend train numbers are being changed for the sake of consistency. Heritage Corridor • All three morning inbound trains will have their scheduled departure times at stations between Joliet and Chicago adjusted to reflect operating conditions, although the departure times from Joliet and arrival times at Union Station will not change. Rock Island • Train 302, the current 7:35 a.m. arrival at LaSalle Street, will now make a stop at 103rd Street, and its scheduled arrival time will change to 7:40 a.m. • Train 418, the 3:35 p.m. arrival at LaSalle, will make a flag stop at 35th Street at 3:15 p.m., instead of 3:18 p.m. • Train 503, the 7:44 a.m. departure from LaSalle Street, will convert some regular stops to flag stops along the Beverly Branch. (Trains serve flag stops only when customers are visible on the platform or customers on the train tell the conductor they want to get off.) • Trains 613 (5:05 p.m. departure from LaSalle), 615 (5:25 p.m. departure), 617 (5:40 p.m. departure) and 619 (5:55 p.m. departure) will have their run times adjusted. • The weekend pilot, which added six inbound and six outbound trains on Saturdays (designated with a ‘700’ number), will end. But a new Train 229 will depart from LaSalle at 10 p.m. on Saturdays and make all stops along the Beverly Branch and mainline.
  7. Besides the additional school trippers and the end of the beach trips, will there be any information on any other bus changes for the fall pick?
  8. Will the CTA Fall Pick be in effect Sunday September 1st, 2019?
  9. Lol. It's only 4 or 5 days into the new schedule. I'm sure no one was implying Pace to change the 270 schedule right now. We are aware there is a process that Pace has to evaluates ridership patterns of passengers on who rides what to where, during peak and off peak times, if 30 minutes headway would be needed past Golf Mill during rush hours and other dynamics to see if a change or improvement is needed. So like everyone else, we will see if the 270 will be changed by the winter pick.
  10. I think it should be every 30 minutes to Golf Mill/Glenbrook Hospital during rush hrs and 30 minutes to Golf Mill and 60 to Glenbrook all other times from Jefferson Park.
  11. My guess is that the Pace North Shore Phase 2 changes will probably take place during the Winter pick* in late November or Early December 2019 and the 54A discontinuation may take place during the CTA Winter pick in December 2019. * unless Pace made changes to the Phase 2 plans.
  12. Hello. Just wondering on how is ridership doing on the Metra extra summer weekend trains on the BNSF, the RI and the UP-NW. I am aware that this is a trial service that started June 3rd and will end on Labor Day, Sept 2. Is the ridership moderate or heavy enough to extend or make permanent beyond that date?
  13. Looking at the 210 ridership it seems to average over 330 passengers monthly so I am curious on why service would be cut. I mean it's doing better than the 304 and 326, which will be discontinued after Friday August 9th, 2019 with averages in the 60s and 130s passenger range, respectively. I'm surprised there wasn't any uproar about the cut or is it still under consideration?
  14. Does anyone have any idea about the layout of the rebuilt station entrance will be located? Like for Lawrence, will this station have a main entrance and an auxiliary entrance on the other side of the street and another entrance at Leland? Argyle - Will this station have a main entrance and an auxiliary entrance on the other side of the street and another entrance/exit at Ainslie? Berwyn - Will the main entrance be located in the same location it is at now and a new auxiliary entrance/exit at Foster? Will a bus terminal be built since the 92 and 146 terminate @ Berwyn? Bryn Mawr - will this station have a main entrance and an auxiliary entrance on the other side of the street and a new auxiliary entrance/exit at Hollywood? I know all future stations will be 100% ADA compliant and will be up to 10 cars long and wide platforms like the rebuilt Wilson/Sunnyside Station.
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