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  1. New Eldorados?

    And since the bus deliveries only went up to #6782 so far, this means that West will not receive any new buses for the foreseeable future. Only hand-me-downs. And I am also suspecting West to be opposed to receiving buses with the full-line rear destination signs, preferring a route-number-only rear sign. Just like Northwest was opposed to NABI buses.
  2. More Bus Moves

    Actually, that's 1386-1391. And 74th and Chicago still have the hard-seat-onsert 8200s (8200-8211 and 8224-8235 at C, 8212-8223 at 74th) in their rosters.
  3. West Division - Changes & Restructuring

    Starting this weekend (June 11, 12), there will be changes to weekday service on Route 308 (service will run later), weekday and Saturday service on the 322 (trips will continue to run later, and Saturday service during daytime hours will be more frequent - every 20 minutes instead of every 30 minutes). Route 313 will be permanently rerouted so that it will now operate on 25th Avenue instead of Broadway/19th Avenue between Lake Street and St. Charles Road. One trip on the 309 that currently ends at Wolf/North will be extended to Elmhurst Metra station. Finally, Route 392 will be extended to the Cicero Avenue Green Line station and will have the route name changed.
  4. Detailed 3200s Rehab Progress

    Not quite. Although it (#3451-52) has new seat upholstery, it remains LED destination sign only rehabbed (it still has the old fluorescent interior lighting). I was in #3451 on my way home from work.
  5. More Bus Moves

    I believe that was when the buses were first delivered in 2006, when the lowest of the 1000s were assigned to the now-demolished Archer Garage. A couple of years later, the 1000s were swapped to the Chicago Garage in exchange for that garage's 6400-series Novas. Archer was then equipped entirely with old Novas until its closure.
  6. More Bus Moves

    As of today, that bus is back at FG.
  7. Pace Roster

    Until the end of last week, the WB trip on the #318 that leaves the Forest Park Transit Center at 6:02 AM used primarily Orion VI's. But this week, the ones that I rode have been NABI's instead of Orions. This is fueling the speculation that the Orions may be mostly retired.
  8. Detailed 3200s Rehab Progress

    Within the past few weeks, #3415-16 received a full rehab including the digital run number boxes. Previously, it was LED destination sign-only rehabbed. This pair is now assigned to the Orange Line, where yesterday I saw the digital LED run number being displayed on that unit at Roosevelt (it was the lead unit in a Loop-bound consist of mixed-series cars when I was inside a 2600-series car on a Midway-bound train consist). It was the first time that I have seen a functioning LED run number box on an Orange Line train in person. On another note, #3207-08 went back to the Orange Line without having received any further rehabs (it remained LED destination sign only rehabbed since it was transferred from the Orange to the Brown Line several months ago).
  9. CTA 'L' Rosters

    This occurred a couple of weeks ago. The mainly shared Green/Pink Line fleet now has up to at least #5213-14.
  10. Detailed 3200s Rehab Progress

    Sure, the equipment may share the same tracks. It's just that the 5000s are electrically incompatible with the 3200s and 2600s, meaning that the 5000s cannot be trained together with the older series cars in the same consist in regular revenue service as another member has mentioned. And the reason for the lack of any 5000s on the Orange Line may have something to do with Howard Yard's receiving maintenance parts for only the 5000 series, requiring that all remaining 5000s being delivered at the time (2015) be assigned to the Howard Yard. That left none available for the Orange Line. Thus, the only way that the Orange Line could have received 5000s would have been to "steal" equipment from the Pink and Green Lines, possibly leaving both of those lines equipped entirely with 2600s and/or 3200s. By the way, in addition to 3449-50 that I mentioned as fully rehabbed including the new LED digital run number boxes, 3453-54 (which was previously reported as "LED destination sign-only rehabbed") has recently received the full rehab including the LED run number boxes.
  11. Detailed 3200s Rehab Progress

    This might not have been mentioned before, but #3449–50 is now "fully rehabbed" including the LED digital run number boxes. It is on the Brown Line.
  12. 4000-series DE60LF - Updates - Rehabs

    Could this be a replacement of the 4One Aries seats with the AMSECO InSight seats? Or (choke) AMSECO 6468 seats?
  13. More Bus Moves

    They are both back at the Glen as of now. On another note, 77th did borrow one clean diesel 4333-series artic from NP: #4397 is currently on route 3 (King Drive).
  14. More Bus Moves

    Only 1819 and the 1820s and 1830s went to Chicago. On another note, in addition to 1376-1385 and 8200-8211, Chicago also received 1601 from 77th.
  15. More Bus Moves

    77th now has buses 1194-1375. 1376-1385 are now at Chicago. Kedzie's artic count increased as a result of losing most of its remaining 1800s to Chicago. Kedzie now has 4000 to at least 4063, plus 4198-4207. Some of Chicago's 4110s, along with its 4170s and 4180s, are now at 103rd, while the rest of Chicago's artics ended up at North Park (which had to give up its 4050s and some 4060s to Kedzie, as well as its lower-numbered 1800s to Chicago, to make room for the 4120s-4141). This may be in preparation for potential bus route garage assignment changes (for example, Kedzie may lose the #35 and #39 to 77th), as well as the potential assignment of some other Kedzie routes with artics (for example, the #82 may see more artics on the route, especially on weekends).