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 wilmette2008
Last Tuesday on I was taking the 12:35 out of downtown when a School group from Kenosha that was on a field trip came on. They let them use one of the closed off cars, has any come across a school field trip using Metra before? Thanks
  by justalurker66
The South Shore reserves cars for school groups ... it sounds like a good idea to keep the kids with their chaperones instead of spread throughout cars with other patrons.
  by ExCon90
An especially good idea for the other patrons :wink:
  by Tadman
Our second grade class rode Amtrak LSL Elkhart-South Bend long ago, and they kept us in one place. There was no wandering around and it was a 30 minute ride - more time on the bus getting to/from the stations.
  by ohioriverrailway
Back in the day, toward the end of service, there were a number of field trips on the PATrain between Pittsburgh and Versailles. I think you could have an exclusive occupancy car for something like $100.
  by Milwaukee_F40C
When I was in high school taking a photography class everyone on a trip made arrangements to take Metra since school buses were always way too slow in the morning.