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Per Metra Facebook:

Metra on Saturday, Nov. 7, will introduce its first Bike Car, answering the call from bike enthusiasts to have more room for bicycles on its trains. It will be deployed on the Milwaukee District North Line as part of a pilot program that will last into the spring of 2021. Read the news release here: https://bit.ly/3p18KGV

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3 hours ago, WCR said:

Per Metra Facebook:

Metra on Saturday, Nov. 7, will introduce its first Bike Car, answering the call from bike enthusiasts to have more room for bicycles on its trains. It will be deployed on the Milwaukee District North Line as part of a pilot program that will last into the spring of 2021. Read the news release here: https://bit.ly/3p18KGV

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It would work a lot better if Metra bought one of the cars that Toronto or Los Angeles uses.  Those have a low floor boarding system.

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4 hours ago, WCR said:

Per Metra Facebook:

Metra on Saturday, Nov. 7, will introduce its first Bike Car, answering the call from bike enthusiasts to have more room for bicycles on its trains. It will be deployed on the Milwaukee District North Line as part of a pilot program that will last into the spring of 2021. Read the news release here: https://bit.ly/3p18KGV

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These look nice. Can't wait to see one.

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18 hours ago, WCR said:

Per Metra Facebook:

Metra on Saturday, Nov. 7, will introduce its first Bike Car, answering the call from bike enthusiasts to have more room for bicycles on its trains. It will be deployed on the Milwaukee District North Line as part of a pilot program that will last into the spring of 2021. Read the news release here: https://bit.ly/3p18KGV

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It’s like an older version of CalTrain!

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On 11/6/2020 at 9:12 AM, MTRSP1900-CTA3200 said:

It’s like an older version of CalTrain!

The hill that I will die on is that Metra needs to stop ordering gallery cars and start messing around with the Bombardier bi level approaches. 

After riding Caltrain on and off for five years since I moved here, the gallery cars aren't functional at all. Especially with the bike cars.

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On 11/5/2020 at 4:27 PM, WCR said:

Per Metra Facebook:

Metra on Saturday, Nov. 7, will introduce its first Bike Car, answering the call from bike enthusiasts to have more room for bicycles on its trains. It will be deployed on the Milwaukee District North Line as part of a pilot program that will last into the spring of 2021. Read the news release here: https://bit.ly/3p18KGV

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I’ll pass. My bike is $450 1985 vintage from japan I’ll tear the whole yard apart looking for it if I forgot to go back to the bike card and grab it lmao

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8 hours ago, MetroShadow said:

The hill that I will die on is that Metra needs to stop ordering gallery cars and start messing around with the Bombardier bi level approaches. 

After riding Caltrain on and off for five years since I moved here, the gallery cars aren't functional at all. Especially with the bike cars.

They've could've done like MARC and lined them all up on one side at an angle and fit vastly more bikes

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On 11/17/2020 at 12:33 AM, MetroShadow said:

The hill that I will die on is that Metra needs to stop ordering gallery cars and start messing around with the Bombardier bi level approaches. 

After riding Caltrain on and off for five years since I moved here, the gallery cars aren't functional at all. Especially with the bike cars.

I totally agree, I rode the LA Metrolink trains & the low floor boarding is great!

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