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  by MetraBNSF
I moved out to Naperville recently, therefore I now take the Naperville express trains to/from Route 59. I noticed last week when I took train 1257 out to route 59, the rear car would not open and everybody in that car had to move forward one car. The north platform at Route 59 isn't long enough to fit 11 cars. A while back, somebody asked in the passenger newsletter why some Naperville express trains unload passengers on the south platform. The answer is is order to keep trains on schedule, some trains will use the opposite platform. But, Train 1267, which also has 11 cars routinely unloads on the south platform and all cars open. Same with train 1283, but only has 8 cars.

  by MetraF40C607
Hmm, interesting. Thanks for pointing that out. :)