CTA Brown Line tip: Use first or last cars
The CTA noted in a press release today that the first and last cars of the new eight-car Brown Line trains typically had more room for riders. It seems Brown riders are standing in their usual spots and not taking full advantage of the longer trains.
The CTA also noted that three-tracking operations today "went well and there were no major service disruptions." Hmmm, well, some of the commenters on this thread beg to differ.
The CTA further reported: "The travel time for a southbound Red Line trip from Wilson to the Loop averaged only three minutes longer than normal. Brown Line trips averaged five minutes longer from Irving Park to the Loop."