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12 minutes ago, Mr.NewFlyer1051 said:

i think the 2024 they mean for the RPM lawrence to bryn mawr

Long term they want to rehab Sheridan, so I wouldnt doubt they update the elevated structure north of waveland. That's the oldest unrehabbed structure at cta dating back to 1900. They talking about straightening track. It's real curvy up that way. 

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13 minutes ago, BusHunter said:

Long term they want to rehab Sheridan, so I wouldnt doubt they update the elevated structure north of waveland. That's the oldest unrehabbed structure at cta dating back to 1900. They talking about straightening track. It's real curvy up that way. 

The only way to rehab Sheridan & add elevators, would be to eliminate the S turn & straighten out the tracks.   Then there would be a new station at Irving Park.

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This is the note on the Red/Purple Bypass project page about the track rebuild from Belmont to Cornelia (not quite Addison as I previously stated) :

2021: Red-Purple Bypass to be completed; CTA to begin reconstruction of North Main lines (Red and Purple Line track structure reconstruction between Belmont and Cornelia/Newport)

End of 2024: North Main Line reconstruction to be completed.

https://www.transitchicago.com/rpm/rpb/

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I went by the flyover today.  There's just one or two sections of the steel bridges remaining to be lifted & bolted into place.  These are the downhill ones to connect into outbound Track 2 of the Ravenswood Line. 

But are they then going to cast concrete around that, like they did when they rebuilt the Evanston tracks leading into Howard & over Chicago Ave. in Evanston?

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While the Red-Purple Bypass flyover is nearing the finishing line, the temporary track will be built in preparation for the second part of the project, running parallel to the mainline between Belmont and Roscoe.

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Came across a cool youtube video that shows a flyover of the flyover. Looks like the tracks on the structure are done and most of the concrete is in place. They just need to work on the connections and tracks and structure around those areas, but it appears the metal structure is already up in the west end of the flyover. 

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kK3yzQps_X0&t=10s

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28 minutes ago, BusHunter said:

Came across a cool youtube video that shows a flyover of the flyover. Looks like the tracks on the structure are done and most of the concrete is in place. They just need to work on the connections and tracks and structure around those areas, but it appears the metal structure is already up in the west end of the flyover. 

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kK3yzQps_X0&t=10s

Good think I checked the forum, I was about to send this. He does great videos, his overview of the MBTA GLX is great. This video is great as well, very easy to understand, especially for those who aren't fans or what not.

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17 hours ago, NewFlyerMCI said:

Good think I checked the forum, I was about to send this. He does great videos, his overview of the MBTA GLX is great. This video is great as well, very easy to understand, especially for those who aren't fans or what not.

You think he used a drone. That footage is fabulous. There are alot of good views from the sky. It would be cool if he flew over the north side main of rpm. 

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18 hours ago, BusHunter said:

Came across a cool youtube video that shows a flyover of the flyover. Looks like the tracks on the structure are done and most of the concrete is in place. They just need to work on the connections and tracks and structure around those areas, but it appears the metal structure is already up in the west end of the flyover. 

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kK3yzQps_X0&t=10s

While it was nice to see a video from the air of the flyover, it was way too long & full of unnecessary filler.  Skip to the 2:00 minute mark & ignore the beginning. 

As for completion, it's obvious the rails aren't even connected & in most places spiked down or clipped down.  I never understood why the CTA when the rebuilt the Belmont Station, didn't include a stub at the north end of track 4 for the future connection.

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19 hours ago, BusHunter said:

Came across a cool youtube video that shows a flyover of the flyover. Looks like the tracks on the structure are done and most of the concrete is in place. They just need to work on the connections and tracks and structure around those areas, but it appears the metal structure is already up in the west end of the flyover. 

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kK3yzQps_X0&t=10s

Great video.   I was saddened to hear him say the 130th extension wouldn't be completed until 2029.  Praying that I'm still alive to see if. 

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2 hours ago, BusHunter said:

You think he used a drone. That footage is fabulous. There are alot of good views from the sky. It would be cool if he flew over the north side main of rpm. 

He did use a drone, he got it fairly recently iirc one of his previous videos 

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11 hours ago, NewFlyerMCI said:

He did use a drone, he got it fairly recently iirc one of his previous videos 

That drone was pretty high.  he's not worried it might fly away!! Lol!!

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