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5 hours ago, garmon757 said:

Northbound platform is back to its regular scheduling program!

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So is it the SB track's turn?  How much longer  before normal ops resume at 95th?

 

The other day I rode a SB pm rush Red Line train destined for Ashland/63rd.  I got off at Cermak McCormick.  The train didn't  have enough people  to fill one car.  Funny thing was that, even though the destination  sign read Ashland/63rd, and the operator announced along with Mr CTA  that the train was  going to Ashland/63rd, there still passengers shocked when we approached  Cermak.  Fortunately  they were only going to  35th so they wee  o.k.   I guess there are very few if any transfers from Red Line trains from Howard to south side Green Line trains.   Thoug5 I like the supplement service,  people are  too entrenched in  their travel  ways for this to work outside of the  95th rebuild 

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12 minutes ago, artthouwill said:

Thoug5 I like the supplement service,  people are  too entrenched in  their travel  ways for this to work outside of the  95th rebuild 

Only reason CTA is doing it is because access to the 98th Yard is restricted, not that there is a sudden demand to go to Ray's Music Exchange, or even Whole Foods. These were essentially deadheads to begin with.

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21 minutes ago, Busjack said:

Only reason CTA is doing it is because access to the 98th Yard is restricted, not that there is a sudden demand to go to Ray's Music Exchange, or even Whole Foods. These were essentially deadheads to begin with.

I understand that.   My point is  that  when  a viable alternative  is presented  at a given time,  most riders do NOT take advantage of it.  For example,  I m sure there were plenty of riders that could've  taken the Ashland  Red Line  trains which stop at 35th, 47th and Garfield, but chose to wait  for the next 96th train.

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17 minutes ago, andrethebusman said:

So how are the buses still loading in the west terminal leaving? Via Lafayette?

 

Andre

That's correct. 

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Current progress along with an exclusive look of the construction on the southbound station. 

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Passing by today. I was surprised they already have the steel part of the canopy up for the bus bridge. 

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On 11/7/2017 at 7:42 PM, BusHunter said:

Passing by today. I was surprised they already have the steel part of the canopy up for the bus bridge. 

Last week. 

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Yeah the sb ryan traffic was really screwed up from 79th south. They have both directions down to 3 lanes. I wonder how long before the south bus bridge is done because all the buses are probably going to switch over so they can do the north side of 95th.

The canopies seem to resemble the 35th street canopies. I thought Garfield has those too. That must be the official canopy of the Dan Ryan LOL!!

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12 hours ago, andrethebusman said:

In case nobody posted before, the remaining buses using the west terminal are leaving via State-91st-Lafayette-95th.

That's correct. However, starting tonight routes that are utilizing the west side of the station are going to be switched over to the east side of the station while the west side will be closed until Dec 15th or completion. Eastbound #95 will be relocated to the southeast corner of 95th and State. 

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