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19 points by plumeria 8 months ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 12 comments

Now if they’d resurrect the Circle line next it’d for sure win over even the most skeptical Chicagoans.


- A former Chicagoan.

Circle lines would connect this city in new and wonderful ways certainly. The city has grown around it's transportation infrastructure and continues to do so everyday

Looks cool on paper but I think there's a lot of issues with things zooming around at 150 in a tunnel. Emergencies and breakdowns happen. Vandalism and crime happens. I welcome any solution that alleviates the nightmare that is the Kennedy expressway though.

I really hope they change the name. Chicago already has a loop affectionally called "The Loop". This Boring system is really point to point anyway, it's just the skates don't stop or reverse at the stations, they make a u turn.

>The fares are not finalized but will be less than half the typical price of taxi/ride-share services, though higher than the Blue Line.

I hope so but man i'm skeptical... but awesome if they can do that.

I wonder if "higher than the blue line" is a requirement? Have they been given permission to do this on the basis of not undercutting publicly funded services?

Maybe, but I expect straight economics will do that too...

I'll believe it when I see it.

RIP Washington Station.

The blue line is $2.50 I believe...

Isn't it $5 if you board at O'Hare?

Yeah, the one stop it costs more. Gotta gouge you on the way in.

It's Chicago... gotta feed the crooks.

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