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View Poll Results: Which region do you prefer when it comes to rail service?
Chicagoland(Chicago) 22 66.67%
Delaware Valley(Philadlephia) 10 30.30%
Tie/Can't decide 1 3.03%
Voters: 33. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-28-2013, 01:42 PM
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Originally Posted by gwillyfromphilly View Post
When it comes to light rail I will say that this is one aspect of transportation that Philadelphia does a significant better job than Chicago does.
Agreed, but you could also argue that Chicago uses rapid transit instead of light rail.
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Old 03-29-2013, 08:58 PM
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Chicago is better, though Philadelphia benefits from being on the High speed Northeast Corridor. Serves both airports and ballparks. But Philadelphia has through-running convenient for suburb to suburb commuters, and is all electric instead of diesel. While electrification is very costly, it allows tunnel running and smells better. The PATCO speed rail is an interesting operation, the model for BART, and runs well. Chicago transit is switching to a "Ventra" system which could be a mess.
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