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  by Mdlbigcat
 
How is the CTA handling the crowds in town for the White Sox Championship parade?

  by Scotty Burkhardt
 
Just the same as the regular season. 8 car trains every 3-5 minutes.
  by Mdlbigcat
 
Mdlbigcat wrote:How is the CTA handling the crowds in town for the White Sox Championship parade?
Scotty Burkhardt wrote:Just the same as the regular season. 8 car trains every 3-5 minutes.
I should have rephrased the question, how is the CTA handling the overwheling crowds for the White Sox Championship Parade?

Parades like that tends to overwhelm transit systems [like the MBTA for the Patriots and Red Sox], when you tend to double or triple the amount of people riding downtown [Last year, close to 1 million crammed onto the T for the Red Sox parade. Another example occurred in July when Live8 brought SEPTA to a standstill].