>Blue Line gets new train cars and gives its old ones to the Orange Line>Orange Line now has the oldest trains in the entire CTA system with no plans to upgradeFUCK the CTA. I hate riding the orange line every morning with its 80s fake wood paneling and burned out yellow train lights with discolored plastic light covers.
Get over it snowflake. You wanted transit you got it.
>>1361580I should just move to the northside so I can get those glorious 5000 series Purple line trains
>>1361542There are three relevant lines and the Orange isn't one of them. Cry more faggot
>>1361664>a line that goes to an international airport isnt important
>>1361542Chicago CTA has one of the youngest set train cars in the US. Relax.
Im ready for the 7000-series trains
>>1361542>not riding the purple or brown linesKek
>>1361670>the orange line goes to O'hareretard
>>1362161wrong again friend
>>1362167Orange line doesn't go to O'hare retard. The only 2 El's that go to airports are the Blue and Red lines, and those are the only lines that run 24/7. The rest shut down at around 1 AM and are back up at 6 AM
>>1362587Yeah no shit, did you also know Orange like goes to MIDWAY AIRPORT which is also an INTERNATIONAL airport?
>>1362590Midway isn't O'hare, thats like saying LAX is the same as Los Angeles Executive.
>>1362606what the hell are you on about? Orange line is relevant because it goes to an AIRPORT, why are you pretending Midway doesnt exist?
>>1362161>>1362167>>1362167>>1362587>>1362590Guys... Guys... Please take your autism pills.
>>1362609because you fucking are implying that the Orange Line going to a shitty airport is as important as going to the worlds 5th busiest airport.
Guys please calm down we don't need any more incidents from you autists.Maybe we should remove the whole board?
>>1362642I think its time we put some hard limits on train posting.
>>1362609Midway is a glorified drag strip
>>1362716What did that make Meigs field then?
>>1361542Fuck you, I miss the fake wood you cunt.
>>1361595Too bad you can't afford it. Poorfags get shitty trains because you'll just shit in them and fuck them up anyways.If you want to blame someone, blame yourself for being poor.
>>1362610Don't worry, I have my fire extinguisher ready.
>>1362820>>1361595Do rich areas actually get newer trains?
>>1361542>can't go anywhere without being hassled by blacks for money whilst they jump between train cars.I really hate riding the cta.
>>1362950EXCUSE ME YALL JUST TRYIN TO GET SOMETIN TA EAT
Do NOT talk shit about my airport-fu Midway
>>1363344Worlds busiest square mile
Going from Roosevelt to Halsted or the other way around is probably the best views of the river and downtown in the city. Orange could use an upgrade but honestly I don't mind the vintage look and it works fine.Also Midway used to be an international airport but then they took away the potbelly.
at least you aren't getting literally murdered on the red line
Heh one of the simplest route maps ever Blue for the win
>>1361542>>1362800Post the train interiors. I want to see whether the fake wood is comfy or tacky
>>1364114Fake wood > blank plastic
>>1363575>five stations called "Western">two of them on the same lineCertain elements of the map do have a nice aesthetic but does nobody ever mix up two stations with the same name?
>>1364114Soul and row seating
Souless and no row seating, unless you are handicapped.
>>1364137>>1364149>>1364150I have to agree. The older trains look more comfy. Hard plastic seats suck in both cases. The newer trains look like they have a little more window area though. But that could be just the perspective
>>1364149>>1364347>Bad lighting and shitty old faux-wood paneling is what passes for "soul" now
>>1364145if you manage to mix up what side of the loop you're on, you're probably not going the right direction to begin with
Chicago bros here’s the tier list >Top tier Brown Line >good tier Orange line >Comfy tier Yellow Line Orange Line (at certain times)>way to fucking packed tier Blue line >Meh tier Purple line >just take an Uber tier Red Line
>>1363250>>1362950It’s worse when they are the same race they don’t y’all shot to white people>hey man help a brother out>man fuck you nigga can’t give a brother some help So fucking annoying
>>1364522Too accurate. I'd rank Green Line same tier as Red Line
>>1361542but what did they have before they got those
>>1364150wew.. even the old ones we had before they changed to electric trains werent that bad
>>1364522>brown line>aka waiting for 3 train cars before there’s enough room to get on one during rush hour
>>1364145to be fair western is the longest road in chicago so it crosses like 5 CTA lines
>>1364732I have noticed the brown line in the morning for the loop is fucking packed while towards kimball is not and it’s vice versa later.
>>1364755>trains heading into the city at 8am are packed but the ones heading out arentgee i wonder.try getting a kimball train at 5pm at Chicago or Merch Mart, its packed to the brim by then. The only winners are people who get on the brown line in the loop while its still empty
>>1364757Yeah that’s me I don’t live in the city well technically I do since I live in Clearing. Try telling that to any Chicagoan on the Internet and it makes them seethe since muh suburbs are cancer.
>>1364770Clearing by midway? nice little area over there
>>1364770That’s just people who live in a city in general at least Chicago has great public transportation
>>1364149>>1364150I'll take the wood grain
>>1364149>>1364150>>1364991The true GOAT interior
>>1365067What happened to really nice interiors?
>>1365068What do you think lol.
>>1365077I mean, I have an idea but I probably shouldn't say it.
>>1364150>>1364149Row seating sucks and you don't get to stare directly out the window and zone out
>>1365100If you want window watching the best seats are the single seats on the Brown Line not to mention the Brown itself has some impressive sights to see
>>1365067fuuu those flip flop seats are comfy as hell. I love them on the Metra with a group. Didn't know they used to be on the L. Is that one of the modern restos they ran for the anniversary ride? I wanted to get a ticket for that but it was sold out by the time I heard about it.
>>1365142>>1365100The best seats are those little private ones on the 2600/3200? Trains at the end of each car on one side
>>1365160Yes, they put them on the restoration CTA trains, CTA used to have really comfy seats before homeless people and drug addicts started pissing all over them.
>>1365168I think the orange line still has those
>>1365170And shidding. This homeless guy got a section all to himself because he shit himself
>>1365313>get on the purple line at 8:30am>at Harold Washington Library stop>TWO homeless men sleeping across the row seats already>smell so bad I got off at the next stop to switch cars
>>1365392That’s when you need a old black guy with a cane who don’t give a shit and bangs the seat to wake them up.
>>1365395This. The only true defense against the homeless.
Does anyone miss when the operators would actually talk to the train and not use Mr.CTA all the time some still do but it’s very rare. There’s this guy on the orange line who would give you the time and whether and said he hope everyone has a good week.
>>1365415my nigga i havent heard that guy in a while, used be around 8:30-8:45ish on the Orange line in the mornings, it was an older white guy. Pretty cool dude
>>1365415Only old timers talk I think the CTA specifically tells new people not to talk and just use Mr.CTA. There was an old black guy on the red line who always cheered people up but he retired a while ago.
I’ve noticed that all of the folks who cross between cars against the rules have something in common, but I cannot quite put my finger on it...
>>1365483>XCUSE ME YALL...IM JUST TRYNA
>>1365483Only trouble moves between cars...
how do they get away with it
>>1365483people moving between cars is either gang bangers/homeless which is typical but when you see regular moving between cars then some bad shit must be going on.
>>1365483>I JUST NEEDA FIVEDOLLAHS FO DA BUS AND MAYBE FIVE DOLLAHS FO SOMTHIN TO EAT GOD BLESS
>>1365489>>1365506>>1365515God I get so sick of that shitOld solution: cop drags them off the train, throws them against the wall, tells them they're getting a night stick up their ass if he sees them again/n/imby solution: Use economic coercion to force people who don't really want to ride it to use the train ("dilution")
>>1365616>n/imby solution: Use economic coercion to force people who don't really want to ride it to use the train ("dilution")how does this work
>>1364755>how does rush hour work no shit
>>1364522Red line deserves better. Subway service in the loop is a godsend during a snowstorm.
>>1366301why is the red line always fucking packed to the brim
>>1362827yes because it costs less in maintenance
Give me one good reason that this doesn't exist.
>>1366368It connects one hood to another and spreads cancer to every stop from RoPo to Roseland.
>>1366919>no waukegan connection >no north shore connectionsNo thanks
>>1366919Oddly enough the Metra Electric Line goes all the way out to fucking University Park
>>1366919Because all destinations along 90 would be at least a half mile from the stops. The ICS is the more viable service, more so if extended to Blue Island and Northbrook.
>>1367376What's odd about that?
>>1368337Thank you for the thoughtful response. As a someone who almost always flies Southwest the ICS would be better for me personally anyway.
>>1368499There’s not really anything out there
>>1368707I hate flying southwest
Does anyone love Union Station in Chicago? Such a nice little place:
where all my pink line guys at?
>burned out yellow train lightsThis is the best imo. Far more comfortable than the harsh LED on new trains.
>>1369695To much Amish People also I think it’s kinda small for a major station in a city.
>>1373736I mean, the size is appropriate given the Metras come in and out of two other locations. (OTC is part of Union for all intents and purposes.)
>>1369695I took the Amtrak to there from Milwaukee and was disappointed by the maintenance. Crumbling concrete, rusting steel structure. Preferred Ogilvie station even though some may view it as sterile.
>>1374483Union Station just had a renovation recently though
Metra trains smell like weed.
>>1376425I think you mean CTA cars
If this is a CTA thread what are these ladders for? Camera repairmen?
>>1377737If the train gets stopped and you have to cross tracks to get to a platform I think the ladder actually like a little bridge do you don’t touch the 3rd rail
>>1377737Holy shit anon are you okay? When’s the last time a CTA train derailed?
>>1377825As far as I know not as common as it once was where people actually died from it
If they wanted to extend the Orange line to Ford City they could.. they own all ROW south of midway. But they wont do it because blacks and the cost of building a quarter mile bridge over the train yard
>>1378040Dare to dream...
>>1378044now thats more like it
>>1378040For what purpose? That’s like what an extra 5 miles? I’d say extend it to Bridgeview but that’s kinda absurd thinking about it.
>>1378091well Orange Lines original terminus was supposed to be Ford City so i was just helpig it along
>>1377737My guess is that it's for the people who have to clean graffiti off of the advertisements inside the car.
>>1378808chicago isnt THAT bad