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In Chicago CTA Drivers won't give info about PACE and Metra agents won't give Bus info and vice versa and nobody gets along.

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In Chicago CTA Drivers won't give info about PACE and Metra agents won't give Bus info and vice versa and nobody gets along.
Posted by CandOforprogress2 on Thursday, August 10, 2017 6:37 PM

And weekend passes wont work on the South Shore. Getting Transit info is a hodge podge of confusion. Metra N side service wont give info about S Side Metra Electric lines.CTA EL trains dont have METRA info and vice versa. Seems that that each of the transit companies think that they are in compition with each other. and also for what ever reason Hammond IN buses do not meet Pace Buses for transfers.

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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Friday, August 11, 2017 10:26 AM

First things first, South Shore doesn't honor Metra weekend passes or any other tickets because it's not part of Metra or even the RTA.  There are no transfers between PACE and Hammond Transit for similar reasons.

The daily commute is part of everyday life but I get two rides a day out of it. Paul
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Posted by RME on Friday, August 11, 2017 8:33 PM

This reminds me of a college roommate -- the same one who said he was having trouble getting his Fairlane with Ford-O-Matic to go into third gear -- who had done a bit of 'riding the rails'.  He was complaining about those Hydra-Cushion boxcars because, he said, they didn't seem to ride any more softly than ordinary boxcars...

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Posted by MikeF90 on Sunday, August 13, 2017 3:39 PM

Not sure about all this whining.

When I last traveled to Chicagoland about 14 years ago I discovered the RTA system map that shows all rail stations and major rail / bus routes in the region. Once I had that paper map, everything else was pretty easy peasy.

Google Map links ---> Sunset Route overview, SoCal metro, Yuma sub, Gila sub, east of Tucson

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Posted by schlimm on Sunday, August 13, 2017 7:59 PM

For Metra and CTA info, most folks use an app (like Ventra) or the websites.

 

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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Monday, August 14, 2017 7:07 AM

On further observation, it appears that the OP is averse to putting in a little effort to obtain said information on his own.  By analogy, he sounds like he would expect the NYCTA agent at Stillwell Avenue to know detailed informations about connections to Metro North at GCT or NJ Transit at Penn Station.

The daily commute is part of everyday life but I get two rides a day out of it. Paul
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Posted by CandOforprogress2 on Monday, August 14, 2017 1:03 PM

CSSHEGEWISCH

On further observation, it appears that the OP is averse to putting in a little effort to obtain said information on his own.  By analogy, he sounds like he would expect the NYCTA agent at Stillwell Avenue to know detailed informations about connections to Metro North at GCT or NJ Transit at Penn Station.

 

YES!!! One System!!

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Posted by Deggesty on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 4:05 PM

RME

This reminds me of a college roommate -- the same one who said he was having trouble getting his Fairlane with Ford-O-Matic to go into third gear -- who had done a bit of 'riding the rails'.  He was complaining about those Hydra-Cushion boxcars because, he said, they didn't seem to ride any more softly than ordinary boxcars...

 

Did he say anything about slack action--or did he know what slack action is?

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Posted by Deggesty on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 4:09 PM

schlimm

For Metra and CTA info, most folks use an app (like Ventra) or the websites.

 

 

Before a trip through Chicago during which I plan to use Metra while there, I check the Metra website to see what I can do. 

On one trip, on which I planned to ride a Metra line I had not ridden before, I was able to tell a good frined of mine which train I planned to take from Union Station--and he came in so we had a pleasant ride together.

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Posted by schlimm on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 10:01 PM

CandOforprogress2

 

 
CSSHEGEWISCH

On further observation, it appears that the OP is averse to putting in a little effort to obtain said information on his own.  By analogy, he sounds like he would expect the NYCTA agent at Stillwell Avenue to know detailed informations about connections to Metro North at GCT or NJ Transit at Penn Station.

 

 

 

YES!!! One System!!

 

 

No, three systems.

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