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Old 10-10-2011, 09:48 AM
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Hello everyone,

It does not look like a lot (or any) public transportation go through wheeling. Looks like the "234" which is a train? How would/could I commute from a burb closer to the city without having hours of traffic issues.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 10-10-2011, 03:25 PM
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There are two Pace bus routes that pass through Wheeling:
Route 234 Wheeling DesPlaines (weekdays only)
Pace Bus - Route 234 - Wheeling - Des Plaines
Route 272 Golf Mill-Westfield Shoppingtown Hawthorne-Milw Ave(Mon - Sat)
Pace Bus - Route 272 - Golf Mill-Westfield Shoppingtwn Hawthorne-Milw Ave

There is also a train station on the Metra North Central Service line:
North Central Service (NCS) Station
However, there is very limited non-rush direction service on this line (which is the way you would be going if you want to live near the city, unless you are working the overnight shift).

You can also take the Route 234 bus to the Mount Prospect station on the Metra UP Northwest Line:
Union Pacific / Northwest (UP-NW) Station

These are the only public transportation services within Wheeling proper. You don't say exactly where in Wheeling you will be working so it is possible that none of these will be near you. It is also possible that if you are working on the far edges of Wheeling there may be another bus line or train station closer to you.

If you want a one-seat ride, basically trace these lines and choose some place where they go. If you would be willing to take two buses or a bus and a train, you have a lot more options. You can transfer to a lot of other bus lines at Des Plaines or Golf Mill. Or you can take buses to/from train stations at the other end. I don't know how much effort you are willing to go to.

Here is a map of suburban bus/train lines that might help you decide how far you are willing to travel:
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