I haven't had the opportunity yet to ride on the newly rehabbed Red Line south. But CTA Tattler reader Denise offers this glowing assessment:
Just wanted to share with you my “maiden voyage” on the new and improved Red Line. I overslept this morning and missed the last Metra train to work. So it was FINALLY my opportunity to take the Red Line.
Kevin … it was, in a word … FABULOUS! The 95th street station is all fresh, clean and orderly. And the train ride itself was like riding out of the Cadillac dealership with a new Escalade – like floating on a cloud. It was smooth, quiet and FAST.
The train pulled out of the 95th street station at approximately 9:47 a.m. It arrived at Van Buren and Jackson at 10:14 a.m. I got to my stop before I had a chance to slip into my “rider’s nod.”
Kudos to CTA Presdient Forrest Claypool, our infamous Mayor Emanuel and to YOU for always keeping me in the know.
Thanks for your review Denise. Who else has an opinion on the job the CTA has done?
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