Discussion related to commuter rail and rapid transit operations in the Chicago area including the South Shore Line, Metra Rail, and Chicago Transit Authority.

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  by MikeF
octr202 wrote:Yeah, that illustration makes it look like its a signifigant distance that the car has to lower -- but from what I remember riding the El and from photos, it sure looks like the existing fleet doesn't have a problem with floors not matching up to platform height...
There are some places, particularly at older stations, where the platform is a good six inches lower than the car floor.

  by doepack
MikeF wrote:If we're going to nitpick, the correct word would actually be "luminescent." :-)
Point taken. Sounds a helluva lot better than "glow in the dark", doesn't it? :-)