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Old 02-20-2008, 03:18 PM
 
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I'm moving to the Lakeview in a couple of months and am planning on getting rid of my car. I will have to take the red line and then transfer to the blue line to get to work and back.

How much of a hassle is this going to be???
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Old 02-20-2008, 03:47 PM
 
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it's not a hassle. you go to jackson, go down the stairs, walk through the smelly tunnel and walk back up the stairs. where are you living/working though? because it might be faster to take a bus, especially if you have to take the blue line toward o'hare?
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Old 02-20-2008, 08:26 PM
 
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Which direction of the blue line do you want to travel? If you're going towards O'Hare it's kind of a backtrack, but if you're going downtown, you can always transfer at Lake pretty easily.
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Old 02-20-2008, 09:11 PM
 
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Transfer at Jackson. The Washington transfer tunnel is due to reopen this year sometime in the Fall .
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Old 02-20-2008, 09:52 PM
 
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Again, since you're coming from Lakeview and traveling south, Lake is going to come up a few stops before Jackson, so it really depends where on the blue line you want to be. You do have to walk like a block to the next station, but it takes like 30 seconds.
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Old 02-20-2008, 10:01 PM
 
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Again, since you're coming from Lakeview and traveling south, Lake is going to come up a few stops before Jackson, so it really depends where on the blue line you want to be. You do have to walk like a block to the next station, but it takes like 30 seconds.
That is all fine and dandy, but you do not get a "free" transfer. Also, if the weather and/or traffic is crap it might take 10 minutes from getting off the train and getting to the next platform. In fact, there is no way it will take 30 seconds or even three minutes to walk from Clark and Lake to Lake and State.

I know where you are coming from, but maybe describe it better for the new people so they know what they are getting into.
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Old 02-21-2008, 07:33 AM
 
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Which direction of the blue line do you want to travel? If you're going towards O'Hare it's kind of a backtrack, but if you're going downtown, you can always transfer at Lake pretty easily.
I'll be taking it to Rosemont. If there is a faster way there please let me know.
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Old 02-21-2008, 07:38 AM
 
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where would you be getting on the red line? because if it's Addison or something, it would probably be faster to hop on the bus to the blue line.
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Old 02-21-2008, 07:43 AM
 
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where would you be getting on the red line? because if it's Addison or something, it would probably be faster to hop on the bus to the blue line.
I'll be living at Sheridon and Irving Park. So is there a bus that I can take from there to the blue line?
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Old 02-21-2008, 07:49 AM
 
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I'll be living at Sheridon and Irving Park. So is there a bus that I can take from there to the blue line?
Yes, take the bus! I live near there, and there is an express bus that goes down Irving Park Road and stops at the Irving Park Road Blue Line station. The X80 is the express bus, but you can also take the 80 which makes more stops. And both of these buses stop at Sheridan. The only problem is that a lot of Lakeview High School students take this bus west in the morning, so hopefully you'll be leaving early enough to avoid them. They get off at Ashland, though.

DO NOT go all the way downtown to transfer to the Blue Line. It may not look like a long distance on a map, but it is--and doubling back all the way to Irving Park Road would be a killer.
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