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Old 08-02-2012, 09:56 PM
 
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I'm living in Chicago near Roosevelt and get a new job in libertyville. I would prefer not driving.

My question is What would be my quickest option to get to Libertyville from Chicago using Metra. I could try to take a bus/shuttle to the nearest Metra station. Does this even sound practical?

I would appreciate any advice you may have!
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Old 08-03-2012, 02:37 AM
 
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You posted the same question in the Chicago forum.

It would make a big difference whether you live near Austin and Roosevelt or near Clinton and Roosevelt. Same for your destination.

Could you please at least give us a major intersection near your home and destination?
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Old 08-03-2012, 06:15 AM
 
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Default Really poor options...

The Metra service to Libertyville from Chicago during the "reverse commuter" hours is going to give very limited schedule. The actual track to Libertyville is a single line so there is no way for trains to by pass...

Once you get to downtown Libertyville the PACE buses are also extremely limited, unless your employer runs a shuttle I doubt you can really count on being able to get to / from an office...

7:01 gets to Libertyville at 8:09, 7:40 is an hour and nine minutes -- http://metrarail.com/content/metra/e...Schedule#focus


Going home the schedule also takes over an hour via train --- http://metrarail.com/content/metra/e...Schedule#focus


Factoring at least 10-15 minutes of bus travel on each end it is likely you'd be far better off trying to car pool / drive or perhaps relocating...

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Old 08-03-2012, 12:54 PM
 
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You posted the same question in the Chicago forum.
Yep, and the same answers apply. OP, you need to either tell us exactly where you live and work and if your employer has a shuttle, or better yet just use Metra's website or any number of other transit websites to determine where the stops are and what time the trains run.
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Old 08-04-2012, 12:48 PM
 
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Driving would take a long time as well. I know many do it. Probably on the Edens Spur to TriState. Definitely avoid Rt 21 between Rt 176 and 137, slow going and a railroad crossing.
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