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Old Posted Mar 15, 2018, 10:53 PM
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^ Agreed

I wonder how difficult it would be to add some kind of a CTA route on or along the UP tracks? It could run from the Clybourn station (with northern expansion at a later date of course), south towards Ogilvie. When it gets to Kinzie, it would turn east, crossing the river at the CNW bridge and use the Carrol Ave ROW all the way to Navy Pier.

This alignment would give this new line a decent amount of connections to the existing transit systems; Metra at Clybourn, and the inevitable new station that will open south of there, as well as the CTA Brown/Purple lines at the Merch Mart stop. Red (Grand) and Blue (also Grand) line stations would be several blocks walking distance, as will be the Clark/Lake mega station.
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