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Old February 20th, 2012, 03:35 AM   #381
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In Pyongyang, station names are not related to geography.

No surprises there! Presumably their all dedicated to "great leaders" & "great victories"!
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Old February 20th, 2012, 11:03 AM   #382
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How hard could that be, except for Blue and Red lines, lines arent that long.
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Old February 20th, 2012, 07:23 PM   #383
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Good job guys! I might try that someday! How to make it official, though.

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Old February 20th, 2012, 09:03 PM   #384
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Good job guys! I might try that someday! How to make it official, though.

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Old February 20th, 2012, 09:05 PM   #385
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How hard could that be, except for Blue and Red lines, lines arent that long.
The difficulty is in optimizing your trip so it's as short as possible. The other difficulty is that any food or bathroom breaks don't stop the clock. And the final difficulty is keeping your sanity - 9+ hours riding the 'L'.
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Old February 23rd, 2012, 08:29 AM   #386
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It's a bit late to ask this, but are the new cars air-conditioned? I can't see any vents.

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Old February 23rd, 2012, 08:55 AM   #387
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It's a bit late to ask this, but are the new cars air-conditioned? I can't see any vents.
Yes they are. Both the heat and the cool come from vents located just under the windows the length of the train car. It is quite effective; I've always been comfortable on the train and busses in Chicago
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Old February 23rd, 2012, 04:13 PM   #388
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I just have a question, is the expansion to the red line going to be on a concrete viaduct like the orange line, or made out of steel like the rest of the system?
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Old February 23rd, 2012, 05:18 PM   #389
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^Probably concrete, like the Orange Line. Less than 20% of the system is steel structure, and the last extension built on steel structure opened in 1907.

All Chicago rapid transit cars delivered since 1964 have been air-conditioned.
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Old March 28th, 2012, 04:05 AM   #391
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Ridership was up 5% in 2011 to around 222,000,000 on the trains, and 532,000,000 overall.

Daily ridership was up to over 700,000 on trains, the highest ridership in over 20 years.
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Old March 28th, 2012, 04:12 AM   #392
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Bet most of them are on red and Blue lines.
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Old March 28th, 2012, 04:15 AM   #393
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Some of the new train cars:

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Old April 22nd, 2012, 04:51 AM   #394
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Old April 22nd, 2012, 06:48 AM   #395
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Some of the new train cars:

Blue lines could use new cars.
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Old April 22nd, 2012, 02:56 PM   #396
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I visited Chicago for the first time earlier this month & enjoyed my time there. I used the Red Line & the Loop a few times.

I noticed much of the elevated sections, particuarly in Downtown Chicago is quite run down, rusted and generally in poor condition. What plans are there to upgrade the elevated structures?
Are there any (or have there ever been) proposals to gradually rebuild elevated lines as concrete, replacing what must be decades old steel and iron work?
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Are there any (or have there ever been) proposals to gradually rebuild elevated lines as concrete, replacing what must be decades old steel and iron work?
I hope it'll never happen.
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Old April 22nd, 2012, 07:32 PM   #398
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Are there any (or have there ever been) proposals to gradually rebuild elevated lines as concrete, replacing what must be decades old steel and iron work?
What we currently call the Pink Line, and short portions of other lines, have indeed been supplanted with concrete. But just because a steel structure needs to be painted doesn't mean it's structurally unsound.
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Why does train cars on Blue line seem so different from the rest of the systems'?

I mean take a look at the door next time someone here voards the blue line in Chicago.
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Old April 22nd, 2012, 09:33 PM   #400
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2200-series cars, with "blinker doors" that pivot aside, are still in use on the Blue Line. Because wheelchairs can't go through those kind of doors, the 2200 cars are never used by themselves, but are in the middle of trains led and trailed by more modern cars.
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