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4 minutes ago, NewFlyerMCI said:

Purple Line from Loyola (hypothethically) or from Wilson (reality) to Fullerton would still be faster than the Red Line, if both trains left from the station at the exact same time. I agree with your point about it being a Brown reliever however

From Wilson, the Red Line makes 4 stops, Sheridan,  Addison,  Belmont,  and Fullerton.  From Wilson,  the Purple line makes 4 stops, Belmont, Wellington, Diverse, and Fullerton.  Plus the Purple might be stuck behind a Brown Line train.  So I disagree that the Purple would be faster, at least from Wilson.  Currently with so much slow zone,  Pyrple isn't much faster from Loyola  

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1 hour ago, artthouwill said:

From Wilson, the Red Line makes 4 stops, Sheridan,  Addison,  Belmont,  and Fullerton.  From Wilson,  the Purple line makes 4 stops, Belmont, Wellington, Diverse, and Fullerton.  Plus the Purple might be stuck behind a Brown Line train.  So I disagree that the Purple would be faster, at least from Wilson.  Currently with so much slow zone,  Pyrple isn't much faster from Loyola  

oh trust me hop on a purple line and watch how fast i speeds after loyola it goes 55mph i even have a recording if u want me to post it 

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1 hour ago, artthouwill said:

From Wilson, the Red Line makes 4 stops, Sheridan,  Addison,  Belmont,  and Fullerton.  From Wilson,  the Purple line makes 4 stops, Belmont, Wellington, Diverse, and Fullerton.  Plus the Purple might be stuck behind a Brown Line train.  So I disagree that the Purple would be faster, at least from Wilson.  Currently with so much slow zone,  Pyrple isn't much faster from Loyola  

 

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1 hour ago, Mr.NewFlyer1051 said:

oh trust me hop on a purple line and watch how fast i speeds after loyola it goes 55mph i even have a recording if u want me to post it 

Glad to see those speeds.

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CTA Posted Update for Flyover construction weekends:

Bus Substitution Between Addison and Belmont Stations
Free shuttle buses replace Red Line rail service between Addison and Belmont.
Fri, Jan 8 2021 10:00 PM to Mon, Jan 11 2021 4:00 AM
Fri, Jan 15 2021 10:00 PM to Mon, Jan 18 2021 4:00 AM

https://www.transitchicago.com/travel-information/railstatus/?Page=Upcoming

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CTA gave a Capital Improvement Plan presentation to the CMAP Transportation Committee on Dec 11 2020.

RPM Phase 2 is presented as Thorndale to Howard with a cost of $4.1 billion.

RPM Phase 3 is presented as Addison to Sheridan and the Purple Line with no cost estimates.

Page 9 of this pdf: https://www.cmap.illinois.gov/documents/10180/1110048/CTA_CIP_FY2021-2025_CMAP_final.pdf/31f48863-4ea0-263d-2472-5d0acd6c52d8?t=1607726249694

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3 hours ago, Tcmetro said:

CTA gave a Capital Improvement Plan presentation to the CMAP Transportation Committee on Dec 11 2020.

RPM Phase 2 is presented as Thorndale to Howard with a cost of $4.1 billion.

RPM Phase 3 is presented as Addison to Sheridan and the Purple Line with no cost estimates.

Page 9 of this pdf: https://www.cmap.illinois.gov/documents/10180/1110048/CTA_CIP_FY2021-2025_CMAP_final.pdf/31f48863-4ea0-263d-2472-5d0acd6c52d8?t=1607726249694

Didnt know there was a phase 3 rpm. Yeah the purple line stops look like something out of a museum. There now like the oldest elevated non rehabbed stops unless you want to mention lasalle/van buren. 

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