At least one year ago the Harrison "S" curve was replaced by a much gentler curve which was supposed to speed up L trains from about 10 mph to 30-35 mph. Today I took the Orange Line downtown and heading northbound (to the loop) we slowed down to about 10 mph at the curve. Heading back a couple of hpours later, the train was doing maybe 15 mph southbound at the curve. I didn't notice any rail work going on anywhere in the vicinity of Harrison/Wabash. The speeds were like the curve hadn't been straightened out at all. Does anyone know why trains still go so slow on that stretch of track?
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