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artthouwill last won the day on January 30

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  1. Supplementary 5000s on Blue next pick

    What is truth compared to "Woe is the Northwest Side, we don't get new equipment" mantra? "Those South Siders ALWAYS get new equipment"
  2. CTA 'L' Rosters

    My lucky day. Currently riding 3211 on the Blue Line. It ran Express to me at Jackson and now w are en route to Forest Park. Funny that there were only 2600s at O'Hare when I left there so this was a surprise. No shocked passengers yet.
  3. Supplementary 5000s on Blue next pick

  4. Supplementary 5000s on Blue next pick

    There were a couple of complainers saying the Northwest Side of the city was the dumping ground for running the oldest CTA equipment, be it bus or rail. Along those line, CTA 5750 thinks CTA will send hand me downs 5000s to the Blue rather than new 7000s when they eventually arrive. There's no basis for any of those claims, but for some, perception is reality.
  5. Supplementary 5000s on Blue next pick

    Here we go again.
  6. Random CTA

    Under normal circumstances usually the latter. Operators usually have to write down which cars they are taking on each trip. Some operators (on other lines) may start off with a four car consist and wind up with a 6 or 8car consist. The reverse is also tue.
  7. Random CTA

    If the operator pulls a Red Line train to the SB platform, he more than likely either came from 95th or pulled it from the yard. Forest Park had a similar setup at one time whereas the operator that came from O'Hare had to pull the train around to the inbound track. Usually if the train is from the yard, a yard person will bring the train to the SB platform or pull it in from the NB platform. My question is why does it matter ?
  8. Random CTA

    Someone was excited about the 3200s on the Blue Line. Wish they had also been able to get a video of the 5000s on the Blue too.
  9. ATS O'Hare

    No the new terminal isn't bigger than 3 cars and even if it were, the other stations aren't. The stations won't expand, but when everything is ready, you will have 3 car trains operating on head ways of 2 to 4 minutes.
  10. Supplementary 5000s on Blue next pick

    Those bowling alley seats throwing everyone for a Loop!!!
  11. Supplementary 5000s on Blue next pick

    Are you riding to Jefferson Park? Also, was there any reaction to the 5000s from the passengers or were they just trying to get home? I understand why the a.m trips only operate to Jefferson Park, but if the load is that heavy, why not operate the p.m. trip all the way to O'Hare before the return trip to Racine? There is still decent ridership inbound boarding at O'Hare and Rosemont.
  12. Bringing Back a Route and/or Segment

    Safer than the Red Line with less transferring and less walking. Also saves 50 cents a day.
  13. Supplementary 5000s on Blue next pick

    It didn't make sense that there wouldn't be any afternoon trips with 5000s. At least there is one but I think it should be two.
  14. Bringing Back a Route and/or Segment

    Short turning or starting some p.m trips at Michigan/South Water for the 3 is not a bad idea. Swapping the downtown terminals of the J14 and 26 makes no sense. During the P.m rush, the J14 serves as a downtown shuttle to Oglivie which you would lose with 26 because it doesn't operate NB in the p.m. rush. The 2 supplements 29 Navy Pier service on State. None of these accomplish any of your goals.
  15. Bringing Back a Route and/or Segment

    The .ain reason for the 3 being extended was so those along Michigan and Indiana between Cermak and Roosevelt could have a one seat ride to North Michigan Avenue. Until the 3 extension, South Siders coming downtown via bus had to transfer to one of the north side routes to cross the river. North side riders always had access to all of downtown, but now the 3 and 26 offers some one seat ride options for South Siders.