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Old July 15th, 2012, 08:50 AM   #441
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Reopening of Granville station (Red Line) after renovation
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Old July 16th, 2012, 06:07 PM   #442
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Here are a few videos I took of the CTA in Chicago.

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Old July 31st, 2012, 06:40 AM   #443
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source: CTA flickr account

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This photo shows the track layout at a new crossover that's being installed at Washington as part of Loop Track Renewal work. Once put into service, this new "diamond" crossover will allow for more flexible rerouting of trains on the Loop 'L' during special circumstances.

Washington/Wells is the station in view.

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This photo shows the track layout at a new crossover that's being installed at Washington as part of Loop Track Renewal work. Once put into service, this new "diamond" crossover will allow for more flexible rerouting of trains on the Loop 'L' during special circumstances.

This view is facing north toward Tower 18 (Lake/Wells Junction) and Merchandise Mart on the Brown/Purple Lines, from Washington.
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Old August 9th, 2012, 05:49 PM   #444
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new pylons for Ashland Station on the Orange Line

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Old August 13th, 2012, 07:50 PM   #445
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--Imagine if they built subways running the length of Cicero and Western, a downtown circle line (north, halsted, michigan, and cermak), and e-w lines on fullerton and 95th street!

(yes, a pipe dream, but this IS chicago after all; make no small plans!)

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Ridership from 2008 to 2012 on the trains for March, average weekday:

Red:
2008: 218,526
2012: 252,729
+16%

Blue:
2008: 140,751
2012: 167,949
+19%

Brown:
2008: 68,959
2012: 105,428
+53%

Orange:
2008: 53,078
2012: 56,073
+5%

Green:
2008: 60,999
2012: 65,356
+7%

Purple:
2008: 31,402
2012: 41,036
+31%

Pink:
2008: 25,057
2012: 31,255
+25%

Yellow:
2008: 4,232
2012: 5,098
+20%

Total:
2008: 603,003
2012: 724,924
+20%

The biggest gains as far as actual riders has been on the Red Line, Brown Line and Blue lines coming in from the north side of the city. I take the Red Line and Brown Line every day, and the past few years it's gotten very difficult to get on trains during rush hour, even though they come one after another.
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Old August 13th, 2012, 11:09 PM   #446
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June Ridership:

Weekday:
2008: 660,507
2009: 652,550
2010: 694,711
2011: 722,761
2012: 749,543
+13.5%

Saturday:
2008: 402,225
2009: 422,951
2010: 443,870
2011: 483,166
2012: 510,145
+26.8%

Sunday:
2008: 298,368
2009: 349,968
2010: 350,305
2011: 414,502
2012: 415,465
+39.2%
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Old August 14th, 2012, 03:31 AM   #447
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CTA needs to renovate their underground stations, but that is gonna be a major challenge.

most of them smell like urine....
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CTA Wilson station reconstruction renderings released today
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Please use the BBcode when posting Flickr pictures...
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Please use the BBcode when posting Flickr pictures...
Why? I've always wondered what BB code does. What must it prevent from happening? What's better about it?

BTW, embedding multiple objects (e.g., your vids ) in a single post is discouraged
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This is off-topic. I have informed the mods.
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Old October 5th, 2012, 06:01 AM   #453
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Wow...awesome pictures and videos.
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Why? I've always wondered what BB code does. What must it prevent from happening? What's better about it?

BTW, embedding multiple objects (e.g., your vids ) in a single post is discouraged
Its in the rules your supposed use the bbcode , it links right to the picture...instead of hotlinking which drives me nuts... When I want to find out where the picture is from or where on Flickr its from I can't find it or need to dig through pages....

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This is off-topic. I have informed the mods.
Have you? I haven't got a message about it...

Also, Nexis is absolutely right. If you don't use the BB code I will delete your post and issue an infraction. Flickr has blocked SSC in the past due to improper citation of photos hosted there. We do NOT want this to happen again.

Also, I would request that any members who have a problem PM me. I cannot read every thread everywhere and might miss important posts like this.

Many thanks.

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Have you? I haven't got a message about it...

Also, Nexis is absolutely right. If you don't use the BB code I will delete your post and issue an infraction. Flickr has blocked SSC in the past due to improper citation of photos hosted there. We do NOT want this to happen again.

Also, I would request that any members who have a problem PM me. I cannot read every thread everywhere and might miss important posts like this.

Many thanks.
Never mind. I'm using BB code now that I've figured it out. But I shouldn't have to dig through rules placed who-knows-where to figure out the policy regarding Flickr.
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Never mind. I'm using BB code now that I've figured it out. But I shouldn't have to dig through rules placed who-knows-where to figure out the policy regarding Flickr.
That's a fair enough point. I will make an announcement in all areas of the forum I moderate telling people to properly source their Flickr material.
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And please add an explanation with the forthcoming instruction, because I still can't follow why it be necessary ... every time I quote somebody's flikr, its hyperlinked automatically
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