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

Moderators: metraRI, JamesT4

  by jstolberg
 
(AP) — Mayor Richard Daley is forming a committee to study having an express train between O'Hare International Airport and downtown Chicago.
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/ ... ress-train

The proposal will probably get as far as the possible extension to Prairie Stone on the STAR line.
  by Rockingham Racer
 
I hope they're planning to construct another track to do this. Seems like the current set up is impossible with only two tracks.
  by F40CFan
 
Keeping in mind that Daley is an idiot and has no problem spending tax-payer money on anything that might make him look good. I wouldn't look for this to get very far. A good example is block 37.