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Re: The Chicago Central Area Action Plan (On-topic)

Posted by ChicagoPCCLCars on Fri Apr 3 11:46:26 2009, in response to Re: The Chicago Central Area Action Plan (On-topic), posted by WillD on Thu Apr 2 23:00:26 2009.

WillD said, "And why the hell are they persisting with this O'hare Express pie-in-the-sky scheme? They have a commuter network. Hell, they have a pretty goddamn good commuter network and the Metra North Central line passes within a quarter mile of the airport."

Check your maps again. That 1/4 mile is to the outside fence...not the terminal which is over a mile away....quite a walk pulling roller baggage behind you. And please don't suggest a bus shuttle. Metra would only become a serious consideration when and if their tracks were at the terminal.

And there is NO Metra near Midway at all.

The CTA Airport Express is at least presently located at both airport terminals. Running an express/local serevice on two tracks is gimpy, but like our California contributor who loves to live in the past golden eras would surely agree, the CA&E did it on the old Garfield Park "L".

David Harrison


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