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  1. CTA 'L' Rosters

    I took a good look at a 3400 on that page, and it wasn't 3423 or 3424. It was actually 3411-3412. And among the 2600s that had those stickers for signs was pair 2667-2668.
  2. CTA 'L' Rosters

    Overnights and on some weekend days.
  3. CTA 'L' Rosters

    The 3200s now on the Blue Line may not be in continguous blocks. Today I was in car 3279 of an 8-car Forest Park-bound train made up of 3270s, which were (listed in numerical order) 3271-3272, 3273-3274, 3277-3278 and 3279-3280. And for the first few weeks (at least) of 3200-series operation on the Blue Line, the 3200s will all operate as solid four- or eight-car trains, in order to work out any bugs that the Blue Line operators may encounter.
  4. CTA 'L' Rosters

    Racine on the Forest Park (Congress) portion of the Blue Line. By the way, the 100 or so 3200s will be phased into service on the line on a weekly basis, two 8-car trains at a time.
  5. More Bus Moves

    1380-86 are still at C for the moment.
  6. New Eldorados?

    And with all of the "customizations" that Pace requested, it is very possible that there will be no bids at all for this contract. (The bidding must run it's course, of course.)
  7. Bringing Back a Route and/or Segment

    The change is planned to occur sometime in the fall of next year. The stretch of Howard that will be vacated by the shortened 215 will be served by an expanded Route 226 at that point. Both of these restructured Pace routes will operate daily, not just on weekdays.
  8. CTA 'L' Rosters

    From the way it looks at present, so far the 3200s that are laid up at Rosemont Yard were most recently assigned to the Orange Line while the 2600s that are currently at Kimball Yard are ex-Orange-Line 2600s. So the current plan looks like for the Blue Line to get existing Orange Line 3200s plus a few Brown Line 3200s, while the Blue Line sends some more of its existing 2600s to the Orange Line – and the Orange Line, in turn, will be sending a few of its 2600s to the Brown Line.
  9. 700-series XE40 - Deliveries & Assignments

    No. The CTA recently awarded the contract for additional electric buses to Proterra, not New Flyer.
  10. More Bus Moves

    Mostly NP. FG has had too many of its 6400s sitting there, in inoperable condition. Also, 74th borrowed a few Flyers from 103rd and 77th.
  11. CTA 'L' Rosters

    If only because of the way the cars will be pulled from the yard to enter service. The chance of two 3200 sets on the ends with 2600s in the middle will be, just like the chance of such a combo currently exists on the Orange Line, purely the luck of the draw. Hence, you will see trains on the Blue Line made up entirely of 2600-series cars, and likewise a few trains on the Blue Line made up entirely of 3200s. And the few mixed-series consists will have cars arranged in no particular order.
  12. CTA 'L' Rosters

    One of the units undergoing Blue Line training was, indeed, 3379-3380, one of the first two pairs of 3200s to receive LED destination signs on an experimental basis (along with 3207-3208, which AFAIK remains on the Orange Line) but by this time had received a full rehab. The ad-wrapped car I couldn't make out its number. The roof board equipped cars will remain on the Brown Line as the clearances in the subway connection between the Milwaukee Avenue elevated and the Kennedy Expressway prohibit their use.
  13. Pace Bus Moves

    Sorry about that. Corrected the division info for the 612. R it is.
  14. Pace Bus Moves

    Actually, 612 will not be an on-demand route. Instead, it will be a rush-hour-only (in the peak direction) fixed route. This route will be operated by R, using its 30-foot EZ Riders. The on-demand midday service will be a Hoffman Estates On Demand (route number 599 for internal purposes), part of the "Call-n-Ride" group.
  15. Pace Bus Moves

    That's been already noted a few weeks ago. 6558 is the only transit Axess currently assigned to R. All of R's other 40-foot Axesses are the "highway edition" units.