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Old November 21st, 2010, 03:46 AM   #121
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I noticed that there was no thread on Chicago's rapid transit system known as the "L" so I decided to create one.

The Chicago "EL" is the third busiest mass transit system in the US after New York and Washington DC and the second oldest after NYC. It is called the "EL" because most of it is above ground with the exception of the Dearborn Subway (ie Blue Line) and State Street Subway (ie Red Line) which go underneath the Downtown area. It is one of the few systems to operate 24/7 on the Red Line and the Blue Line.
















Also the CTA decorates a train for the holidays.
http://www.transitchicago.com/travel...idaytrain.aspx




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Old November 21st, 2010, 06:18 AM   #123
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Old November 21st, 2010, 06:30 AM   #124
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Thats Metra the commuter Railway , and not anything to do with CTA.
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Old November 21st, 2010, 06:40 AM   #125
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Old November 21st, 2010, 07:34 AM   #126
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Thats Metra the commuter Railway , and not anything to do with CTA.
Hey, it does say Metra thread also.
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Old November 21st, 2010, 08:02 AM   #127
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Hey, it does say Metra thread also.
Well it should be just CTA EL and BUS , Metra should go in the Railway thread.
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Well it should be just CTA EL and BUS , Metra should go in the Railway thread.
Well I also noticed that there are threads here for the RER, and the Thameslink which are essentially commuter rail networks.
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Old November 21st, 2010, 09:12 PM   #132
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Nice photos, but don't you think the stations need to be updated or modernized?
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Old November 21st, 2010, 10:36 PM   #133
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Nice photos, but don't you think the stations need to be updated or modernized?
They actually just finished modernizing the stations on the Brown Line awhile back.

However CTA is having budget issues at the moment so I would not expect much in the near future.
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Old November 22nd, 2010, 01:47 AM   #136
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http://www.transitchicago.com/news_i...akton-yel.aspx
http://www.skokie.org/CDSkokieSwift.cfm

Renderings of Oakton station which will be a new infill station being constructed on the Yellow Line. The station will be the first new stop added since the route opened by CTA in 1964 as the “Skokie Swift” and will provide easy rapid transit access to downtown Skokie and the Illinois Science + Technology Park.
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Old November 22nd, 2010, 03:20 AM   #137
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That Holiday train looks amazing! I love the additional "float" cars.
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Nice thread! Lets clean it up a bit though, some of the pics are the same (at least the pic of the SE corner of the loop and the purple line Central picture, but there could be more).

I have some pics from my trip this past October that I can post, of the elevated lines, subway, and Metra.

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Old November 22nd, 2010, 04:28 PM   #140
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http://www.transitchicago.com/news_i...rgan-lake.aspx

Renderings of the Lake/Morgan station which will be a new infill station on the Green and Pink Line. It is scheduled for completion in early 2012.
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