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Old May 28th, 2015, 09:09 PM   #881
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This will go on for several more weeks, apparently.



http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/l...523-story.html
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Old May 30th, 2015, 06:58 AM   #882
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Old May 30th, 2015, 12:19 PM   #883
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This will go on for several more weeks, apparently.



http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/l...523-story.html
Wow, what happened? That looks like the area around the tracks wasn't shored up properly.
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Old June 10th, 2015, 09:05 PM   #884
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Old June 11th, 2015, 11:01 AM   #885
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When I think of the Chicago L, I always think of the Blues Brothers for some reason.

"How often does the train go by?"

"So often you won't even notice it."

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Old June 12th, 2015, 01:36 PM   #886
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When I think of the Chicago L, I always think of the Blues Brothers for some reason. "How often does the train go by?" "So often you won't even notice it." <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S65lJGs7YC8">YouTube Link</a>
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Old June 12th, 2015, 07:37 PM   #887
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I wish to visit Chicago and "Paris' in my life.
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Old June 13th, 2015, 02:16 PM   #888
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I wish to visit Chicago and "Paris' in my life.
last year i went to Chicago, nice city, i think a nice pleace to live and work in, just to cold for me.
It's just 2h train travel HST (tgv) to Paris where i live.
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Old June 19th, 2015, 03:19 AM   #889
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This will go on for several more weeks, apparently.



http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/l...523-story.html
Here's a photo of repair works:


Source: Nancy Stone, Chicago Tribune (http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburb...616-story.html)

Service has been suspended since May 17. It is not yet known when service will be restored.
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Old June 19th, 2015, 04:47 AM   #890
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Here's a photo of repair works:


Source: Nancy Stone, Chicago Tribune (http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburb...616-story.html)

Service has been suspended since May 17. It is not yet known when service will be restored.
mini sink hole?
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Old June 21st, 2015, 01:19 AM   #891
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This article notes an October expected opening. YIKES!

http://abc7chicago.com/traffic/cta-y...ctober/795147/
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Old June 23rd, 2015, 07:17 AM   #892
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Here's a photo of repair works:
The hole they're digging seems pretty far away from the damaged area of the tracks. Obviously they have a plan, but I'm not following it just by looking at the picture.
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Old June 25th, 2015, 08:18 AM   #893
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To liven up the space underneath the Wabash "L" tracks some local artists are kickstarting a campaign to add LED lights under them to illuminate the street below.



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The long-discussed Wabash Lights public art installation, which would turn the L's unsightly undercarriage into a glowing, programmable light show, has launched a Kickstarter Campaign to raise funds for a beta test. If the appeal can raise $50,000, designers Jack C. Newell and Seth Unger will be able to install and test a small section of the overall installation with the blessing of the city and CTA. By observing how the LED lights react to vibrations, weather and overall wear and tear, they'll be able to troubleshoot before starting the estimated $5 million capital campaign needed to fund the full project.

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Wabash Lights Kickstarter Raising Funds for Beta Test


Here is the link to the official kickstarter website if you are interested.

The Wabash Lights - The Beta Test

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Old June 26th, 2015, 12:18 AM   #894
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Wow, what happened? That looks like the area around the tracks wasn't shored up properly.
A private contractor is in the middle of a large project for the water treatment department nearby. Apparently during their construction they caused the collapse of the embankment. The accident happened as the contractor was doing work, so at least it wasn't as a train was passing by.

The CTA and the water treatment department have looked at the situation and decided that it makes the most sense for the water treatment agency (they treat water to around 5.5 million people, so it's a very important system) to complete their earth moving activity in the region and bring their new disinfection treatment plant online and connected to the system before they repair the CTA embankment. They don't want a repeat since they're digging into the ground right next to a large embankment that could further collapse.

The bigger issue is that the Skokie Swift has one of the main maint yards for the CTA as a whole, and it's causing huge problems in getting train cars there for work, they're having to move them on flatbed trucks.

Also the CTA ordered 714 new rail cars which are being delivered, and they're having their final inspections at the Skokie Swift yard, so they have to be brought in on flatbed trucks (per usual), but then also have to leave on flatbeds and added to the system elsewhere at other yards.

Luckily the CTA said they will be reimbursed all this expense by the private contractor and the water treatment system, which is a private, but state controlled agency.
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Old July 9th, 2015, 12:03 AM   #895
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The CTA is finally preparing to replace the escalator which was damaged in the crash at O'Hare Station in March, 2014. I can't believe its been this long!

[IMG]CTA O&#x27;Hare Station by Luke Ord, on Flickr[/IMG]
This is the temporary staircase the CTA installed while the installation of escalator takes place.

[IMG]CTA O&#x27;Hare Station by Luke Ord, on Flickr[/IMG]
This is a work train which probably delivered the steel staircase.

[IMG]CTA O&#x27;Hare Station by Luke Ord, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]CTA O&#x27;Hare Station by Luke Ord, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]CTA O&#x27;Hare Station by Luke Ord, on Flickr[/IMG]
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Old July 15th, 2015, 07:03 PM   #896
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[IMG]IMG_5534 by Luke Ord, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]IMG_5535 by Luke Ord, on Flickr[/IMG]

I don't know what is taking so long to install this new escalator. I don't buy the reasons the CTA is giving in this poster. ALL ESCALATORS ARE CUSTOM MADE TO THE DESIRED HIGHT! This particular escalator is indoors, not subject to rain or extreme temperatures. Is the CTA wanted to, they could have replaced this escalator in one month. This should not be taking 1.5 years!
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Old July 29th, 2015, 05:03 AM   #897
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Major construction downtown Chicago in the Loop. Madison/Wabash station is closed and being dismantled. Wabash Street is closed down for a block or two during this long-term construction project.

[IMG]Chicago CTA Loop construction by Luke Ord, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]Chicago CTA Loop construction by Luke Ord, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]Chicago CTA Loop construction by Luke Ord, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]Chicago CTA Loop construction by Luke Ord, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]Chicago CTA Loop construction by Luke Ord, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]Chicago CTA Loop construction by Luke Ord, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]Chicago CTA Loop construction by Luke Ord, on Flickr[/IMG]
[IMG]Chicago CTA Loop construction by Luke Ord, on Flickr[/IMG]
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Old August 17th, 2015, 04:06 PM   #899
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The Chicago "L" is a cool American classic.
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Old August 18th, 2015, 09:41 AM   #900
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I was in Chicago this past week and rode on the "L". Didn't have any real problems with it. I'm surprised how fast the headways were during the weekend.

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