Sox partisan motorman; CTA weekend news
OK, here we go:
We're on the Red Line heading north into Addison, about 30 minutes before the start of the Cubs' first playoff game, when we stop just north of Roscoe. The motorman announces:
"Attention passengers and Cubs fans. We are standing here waiting for a train at Addison to move. Then we'll pull into Addison and you can watch the Cubs LOSE.
At least the Cubs partisan passengers laughed. And do you think the motorman was psychic?
Chicago "Metro" items for sale at CTA gift shop. A commenter rightly wonders why the new CTA gift shop refers to some items as being from the "CTA Metro," such as this lovely CTA Metro Map T-shirt. You folks might want to fix that.
Blue Line service suspended between Belmont and Irving Park. Slow zone work on the Blue Line this weekend will shutter service between Belmont and Irving Park from 9 pm Friday till 3 am Monday. Work crews will replace rail ties, tie plates and spikes. Shuttle buses will operate between the stations.
Brown Line to operate in two sections. Due to Loop reconstruction work, the Brown Line will operate in two section -- Belmont to the Loop, and Belmont to Kimball. You'll have to transfer between trains at Belmont. (Maybe someone out there can explain to me why the CTA is doing this.)
At least she apologizes. Finally, for those of you might have missed this photo in the Yahoo feed at right, I reproduce it here. Nuff said. (Thanks to theadamant.)