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  1. busfan2847

    More Bus Moves

    Yes. Go to https://cta.maths22.com/ Click on Archive of "All Buses Currently In Service" Goes back to 1/29/2016
  2. busfan2847

    More Bus Moves

    Typically there are Kedzie artics on the 125 with a few 77th journeys in the morning. In the afternoon all journeys are K, When I arrive downtown in the morning all the 125s I see are Kedzie artics. For example from maths22 bus tracker on Wednesday 18th December am 77th 1200, 1327, 1242, 7907; K 4000, 4007, 4011, 4013, 4045, 4059 & 4204 pm K 1600, 1604, 1643, 1667, 4004, 4007, 4014, 4015, 4044, 4046 & 4055 120 and 121 are mainly 77th am but there is at least 1 K journey using a bus that becomes a 124.
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    More Bus Moves

    Been back since September.
  4. They were part of a Seattle order not delivered to Seattle, but I assume already in production. Delivery started six months after the order was placed. The straight clean-diesel were $157,000 cheaper per bus but I do not think that was the reason. From Tribune on 5/12/2012 "Calling it too good of a deal to pass up, the CTA board on Wednesday approved the purchase of 100 new accordion-style buses, averaging $800,000 each, that were left over from a contract initiated by the Seattle transit system. The CTA will pay New Flyer Industries Inc.$80.1 million for the 67 clean-diesel buses and 33 diesel-electric hybrid buses. The 60-foot articulated buses were part of an order for up to 715 buses that King County Metro Transit in Seattle agreed to buy from New Flyer. The CTA will use federal and local funds." "The CTA is paying $740,000 for each of the 67 diesel buses and $897,000 for each of the 33 hybrid buses, CTA spokeswoman Molly Sullivan said. The purchase from New Flyer includes spare parts and extended warranties, she said." https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-2012-05-10-ct-met-cta-buses-0510-20120510-story.html
  5. 804 has been back in service at Kedzie since 15th November. 801 was withdrawn in 2014, 802 & 809 in 2015, 805 in 2016 and 800, 803, 806-808 in 2017. I doubt any will be back.
  6. The history of the 308 and 331 are intertwined. The 308 is the older route with the 331 being formed from the 308 in 1969. No reason why the route should have a cta connection when it a major north/south connector in the inner suburbs as are the 330 and 332. 308 - Medical Center - was West Towns route #8. Bus route was introduced by Speedway Auto Bus 9/9/21 and included service north of Hines Medical Center (Speedway Hospital) via 5th Ave to Lake St. From 6/22 service extended to Hillside via Lake,19th, Butterfield, Hillside & Harrison but was withdrawn 5/16/23. Speedway sold to West Towns 7/1/30. In 1969 5th Ave segment transferred to new route #6, now Pace #331. 331 - Cumberland-5th Ave. - was part of West Towns #8 operated between Lake St and Hines VA Hospital via 5th Ave. In late 1960’s became separate #6 and extended north to Triton College in River Grove. From 5/24/76, route was extended and renumbered, basically creating present Pace route #331. That route operated north to the Park Ridge train station until 2/27/83, when the CTA rapid transit extension was opened, serving Cumberland Ave. On that date, route #290 replaced route #331 between the Cumberland station and Park Ridge. By 2000 operating from Cumberland Blue line via Cumberland, Grand, Triton College, 5th, Hines, C, Loyola, 1st, 31st to loop Maple, Ogden, Prairie, Washington & Maple in Brookfield. From 1/2/2004 rerouted between Hines & Loyola via Roosevelt and 1st. From 8/12/2019 service south of 1st Ave/31st St split into two branches M-F daytime. One branch to Brookfield Village Hall via 31st, Maple, Grand & Brookfield and the other to La Grange Metra via Ridgewood, Washington & La Grange partially replacing 304. M-F day & eve, S day.
  7. 1305 caught fire. 1821 crashed into a building probably causing severe frame damage. Neither could be economically repaired.
  8. 1305, 1821 and 4167 are withdrawn and will not be coming back.
  9. They were the F40LF Ballard hydrogen fuel cell powered buses. They were new in 1997 and all three withdrawn at the end of the trial in Mar-2000. They spent most of their active time on the 20 Madison.
  10. 909 had a promotional wrap. Seen at Taylor/Halsted on the 157 8/10/2010.
  11. 803 and 806 were withdrawn 6/17 and 800 7/17
  12. busfan2847

    Ghost Buses

    If you look at maths22 tracker the buses at Division are for the 8 Halsted and at one point up to 8 were stored there midday. These are buses for split shifts. If you look during the rush hours these are the ones that have Block ID starting SH. Other ones used are SR (lower Randolph), SN (Navy Pier) and SS (South Shops)
  13. busfan2847

    Ghost Buses

    Midday storage of rush hour buses rather than returning them to garages.
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