Transport in the Greater Chicago
• Transport in the Greater Chicago
metropolitan area of Chicago (Chicago metropolitan area) - this is the third-largest conurbation in the United States with a population of almost 10 million people. Somehow, with the exception of vehicles, people need to move on the territory of 28 thousand square kilometers.
Chicago-based transport company Chicago Transit Authority operates the city's subway, carrying some 200 million passengers a day, and buses plying on 128 routes with total length of 3658 kilometers. By the Regional Transportation Authority regional transport companies are inter-regional transit buses Pace and cruising the 11 railway lines Metra trains. Besides Chicago 5-way trains Amtrak, belonging to the national railway passenger korportatsii National Railroad Passenger Corporation.
What is the great hall of the national railway hub of Union Station? How much is a ticket to Chicago? What is the distance to the legs is offered to passengers Amtrak trains? On these and other questions on transport in the Greater Chicago looking for answers below.
CTA - is 8 metro lines. Metro denoted by the letter "L", which is derived from the English. "Elevated" - overhead. All subway lines converge at the center of the so-called Loop (Engl. Loop), ring.
entrance to the subway:
One of the central station in the loop.
In the subway stations.
The stations in the daytime worked as an assistant-assistant that you can ask any questions. Nobody forbids simply refer to the passers-by and ask other passengers.
On account of the prohibitions. In vehicles CTA prohibited:
- Use electronic cigarettes
- I do not care
- to carry weapons (except for pepper spray)
- Drinking alcohol and taking drugs.
- Loud music listening
- indecent exposure or sexual behavior
- walk between the cars (this rule is not always observed)
The first trains begin to run from 4 4:30. The latter are usually run until after midnight.
In the cold stations have special thermo-lamps can be turned on and warm up.
There are underground stations.
Social advertising in the car.
Navigation Easy and friendly.
In addition, the CTA - it's 128 bus routes that are served by almost two thousand buses.
In Chicago and the surrounding suburbs of 11,100 bus stops related to the Chicago Transit Authority.
Buses run every 10-20 minutes. Stops are arranged almost every 2 block.
In the head-boards of buses specified direction. The entrance is through the front door. Directions Ventra paid cards or cash. You can just ask the driver to stop at the desired stop. When approaching your stop, you need to pull the special rope (as pictured yellow) to stop the query. The yield through the rear door. After the green light, you need to touch the door by hand, so that it opened.
Pace Suburban buses run every half hour or hour.
Fare in Chicago.
When using Ventra Card, which can be loaded money one trip on the subway or on the bus will cost 2, $ 25, a transplant within two hours from the subway to bus or vice versa - an additional 0, $ 25. Payment in cash on the bus 2, $ 25 does not allow the transfer to the subway.
Directions for the whole day costs $ 10
3 days - $ 20
Week on the subway and buses - $ 28
Week on the subway, buses and Pace - $ 33
Monthly - $ 100
When you purchase a single ticket Ventra Ticket fare will cost $ 3. O'Hare Airport (O'Hare International Airport) there is a special rate of $ 5.
Payment is made in cash machines or credit card.
When planning a route to help online services and applications for mobile phones. Some of the most popular: Google Transit, Scheduler on CTA website, Goroo, HopStop applications, TransitGenie Chicago, Next Transit - for CTA and others.
The entrance to the Metra trains (Paris Style).
Metra - it's suburban trains.
There are 11-and lines.
Interstate shuttle train Amtrak.
Amtrak Station departs from Union Station.
The Great Hall (Eng. Great Hall).
You can buy tickets from vending machines or at the box office. Surprised planting process in train: in the airport through the gate, which opens for 10-15 minutes before departure.
The distance between the seats of a giant. Even the chairs are not too small. There are outlets and the Internet, you can work in peace.
When you exit the train, if the high platform is not provided, the guides put an extra step.