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 rail10
In chicago which of the subway transfers from line to line require a long walk through a passageway before reaching the other lne?

  by Fred Rabin
The Blue-Red connections at Washington and at Jackson.

  by EricL

  by Tadman
Mon frere, you have unfortunately described every subway transfer in Chicago. Check out this map -

You'll notice all of the subway-to-subway transfers have min 1-block walking tunnels, as well as sub-to-L at Roosevelt.

Clark/Lake and State/Lake do not have long passageways, but are sub-to-L transfers - in fact, at State one exits the subway system completely and reenters the L by using the farecard, which the computer realizes just left the subway and counts it as transfer.

  by MetraBNSF
The Blue-Red transfer at Jackson is now announced and shown that you can also transfer to the orange, pink, purple, and brown line elevated via the Library.

  by JamesT4
When the pink line began operation, they made Jackson red, and blue line stops a free transfer point with the pink, orange, brown, and purple lines at the Libary station with the farecards, and chicago cards.

Washington transfer point from the red, & blue lines is closed untill fall 2008 while the CTA is rebuilding the Washington red line station.