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Everything posted by artthouwill

  1. The Breakdown Thread

    Why would 2 buses breaking down be a shock? If you were a passenger on both breakdowns, that's bad luck. Otherwise not out of the ordinary.
  2. Recently Mayor Rahm Emmanuel proposes an 8.5 billion dollar plan to expand the airport. Among the items is a rebuilt Terminal 2 which would become the New International Terminal, additional gates and a new satellite concourse. Not in the mix is a western access to the airport and no new terminal with that. American Airlines is balking because United will be getting 5 additional gates in this deal. Up to mow, United and/or American could veto nearly any proposal not to their liking. For instance, they have vetoed a new western terminal because all the benefits would go to other airlines not named United or American. They are the 2 largest and most dominant carriers at ORD. They pay the most fees also. If approved, the project could be completed as early as 2026.
  3. O'Hare Airport Expansion

    Great catch. With the amount of the new cars onsite, it was only a matter of time before the old ones had to go. Hopefully testing will begin this summer.
  4. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    The one possible thing that could give 103rd an advantage in getting the 8325s is the fact that these buses don't have hopper windows. It isn't much of an advantage since any garage that gets them will also have Novas WITH hopper windows
  5. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    When did this supposedly change? Hopefully FG still gets the 8325s and sends it's New Flyers to 77th who in turn sends more 7900s to 103rd. Or maybe 103rd swaps New Flyers for Novas with 77th. It doesn't make sense for 103rd to get the newest buses while FG is still saddled with 6400s. Besides that, we'd never hear the end of the NW Side Carping Crew.
  6. 2600-series - Service Dates

    Spotted at least 4 cars (maybe 8) pulling into Harlem Yard this morning about 8:20. Odd ro see a 2600 series consist iat Harlem Green Line station.
  7. Flxible Metro B and E Garage Assignment

    This is definitely a 5300 series Flx. The size of the hopper windows and the slanted rear are dead giveaways.
  8. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    I think swapping windows won't be a problem for CTA if need be.
  9. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    I remember that. I also remember that this is a 7900 series BUS thread!
  10. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    You working at FG doesn't mean you know anything about what was happening at the other garages. You cant dbunk that YOUR garage started with 5300s and wound up with 6000s. Neither can you deny YOUR garage got the last batch of 6400s NEW!
  11. Garfield Gateway (Green Line)

    I actually misread the 2014 numbers, thus my intended points are moot. However, CTA or the City must think or know something is on the horizon to spruce up a station in a desolate area.
  12. Garfield Gateway (Green Line)

    True but remember there are Reds laid up at 63rd mid days and the first NB train from Ashland doesn't start until around 4pm. So in theory, every third train or so leaving from Ashland originates from Howard in the PM. There is only about an hour or so where the Howard bound trains have that 3 minute frequency from Roosevelt northward. I only mentioned the Reds in relation to a possible spike in boardings/alightings at Garfield Green Line.
  13. Flxible Metro B and E Garage Assignment

    Before the service cuts and the Archer garage closing you mentioned, all the remaining 6000s went either to F or 74th. At least F had 6400s as well, but 74th was all 6000s. When the 1000 series New Flyers came, 74th and F weren't slated to get any. However the high rate of breakdowns at 74th forced CTA to give 74th some New Flyers. Also, Archer at that time was all 6400 series Novas, which were split between A, C, and F.
  14. Garfield Gateway (Green Line)

    Not ALL trips are reverse rush. There are some peak direction rush trips southbound as well as I have both seen and rode on them. There are only a few Reds that layup mid days at Ashland yard. The rest come from Howard to 63rd to match up the northbound frequency at 6 minutes on the NB Ryan and NB SSM alternating to arrive at Roosevelt NB at 3 minute intervals during the P.M. rush.
  15. Garfield Gateway (Green Line)

    I wonder if Red Line service at Green Garfield would slightly skewer that number.
  16. Flxible Metro B and E Garage Assignment

    Also 103rd have its 5300s to 77th when 77th lost its 6000s. 103rd then gained some 56xxs either from C or FG I also believe the lower 6000s went from 77th to K. Eventually some of the upper 60xxs made their way to 103rd.
  17. Garfield Gateway (Green Line)

    What I found interesting was the platform canopy covering 8 cars instead of 6 cars. This works now because of the rush hour Red Line trains. Actually makes me wonder why all platforms aren't completely covered. No one wants to wait for trains on the elements.
  18. A 2006 D40LF with A different Sign

    To repeat Busjack's question. What is different about the sign?
  19. Random CTA

    Lucky for us, our city and state officials don't ride CTA nor Metra. Maybe they will ride the new cars once for publicity.
  20. 95th Red Line Station Rebuild

    The two are unrelated. The Ashland Red trips seem to be the result of the continuing construction at 95th. The Garfield Green Line station delays are the result of construction at that station. Unlike during the Red Line rebuild of 2013, Green Line Ashland/63 trips are still operating. Roughly the Ashland Reds are operating every 6 minutes which is slightly more frequent than the Green Line trains combined.
  21. Random CTA

    Actually, when Archer closed, 62 was primarily a Kedzie route with some runs operated by 74th. Other than the trippers, I haven't seen any K operated 62s.
  22. Random CTA

    Those school trippers with artics are operated by Kedzie garage, not 74th. Besides 74th not having the appropriate lifts to handle artics at that garage, it certainly hasn't been assigned any artics. Once those K artics are through with their tripper, it operates one of the north lakefront routes that K operates.
  23. Random Metra

    We need CNWand BN, Norfolk and Southern, and Illinois Central Gulf.
  24. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    I suppose NP could theoretically put artics on the 22 and 36 and move those 40' buses to FG. It's not going to happen. I suppose we will know in a week or so what will actually happen.
  25. 7900-series Nova LFS - Deliveries & Assignments

    The situation has been reversed. That is the part you are in denial about. Other posters and I have pointed out the history that you choose to ignore. It's okay for other garages but not FG, even though to this point, the newest buses are at FG.