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Old 06-11-2011, 09:49 PM
 
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My husband and I are Aussies travelling to Chicago in September. We will be staying in downtown Chicago and want to catch the Cubs baseball game while we are there. The idea was to get the train but is it safe to use to Red Line Jackson/State station to Adison at night or would it be safer / smarter to use a cab?
Any honest opinion would be appreciated...
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Old 06-11-2011, 10:05 PM
 
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Those stops are safe.
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Old 06-12-2011, 12:10 AM
 
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you are fine. 100%. although cabs are always nicer. your safety is not a concern.
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Old 06-12-2011, 07:42 AM
 
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Yes, the Red Line is the best way to a night game because of the rush hour traffic , etc ..I wouldn' take the train back downtown, though..Not because of 'danger', but because the trains south immediately after a game are packed, mostly w/ younger drunken fans ...not as fun as that might sound .. Cabs are plentiful after the game, and, if you ask the driver to take Lake Shore Drive South, you'll be treated to a very nice view of Near North/Downtown as you approach .. Enjoy !!
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Old 06-12-2011, 11:32 AM
 
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Yes, the Red Line is the best way to a night game because of the rush hour traffic , etc ..I wouldn' take the train back downtown, though..Not because of 'danger', but because the trains south immediately after a game are packed, mostly w/ younger drunken fans ...not as fun as that might sound .. Cabs are plentiful after the game, and, if you ask the driver to take Lake Shore Drive South, you'll be treated to a very nice view of Near North/Downtown as you approach .. Enjoy !!
Once after a game the whole drunken train was making fun of this guy from new york for being from NYC

lulz.
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Old 06-12-2011, 11:43 AM
 
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Once after a game the whole drunken train was making fun of this guy from new york for being from NYC

lulz.
Well, I witnessed someone using the bathroom at the front of the car ..except there are no bathrooms at the front, rear, or anywhere on the train ..Nothing like open toes in the aisle as the yellow river flowed down toward the rear of the car ... Many rides on the Red line South after a Friday afternoon game in my experiences ... aaargh
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Old 06-12-2011, 02:37 PM
 
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He must've thought he was on the "Yellow" line lol. Ironic that the "Brown" line is one of the cleanest lines, however, lol.

On less of a joking note, at least Metra has bathrooms.

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Well, I witnessed someone using the bathroom at the front of the car ..except there are no bathrooms at the front, rear, or anywhere on the train ..Nothing like open toes in the aisle as the yellow river flowed down toward the rear of the car ... Many rides on the Red line South after a Friday afternoon game in my experiences ... aaargh
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Old 06-12-2011, 06:56 PM
 
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He must've thought he was on the "Yellow" line lol. Ironic that the "Brown" line is one of the cleanest lines, however, lol.

On less of a joking note, at least Metra has bathrooms.
I can see how bathrooms on the el would not work because of the trashy people that ride on it and sleep on it and so forth. But it sure sucks after a long night of drinking, being on the verge of pissing your pants and still having many stops to go. I have had to get off and back on again multiple times for this reason. lol.
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Old 06-13-2011, 05:10 PM
 
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Thanks everyone for the positive replies. That was the only real concern I had about coming to Chicago. I visited there last year for the first time with a friend when I travelled without my husband to the USA. I LOVE the city..what a beautiful place. I cant wait to return in September with him to show him what I saw last year...
Again thank you for taking the time to answer
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Old 06-14-2011, 07:16 AM
 
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It might be tough getting a cab up there. Cabs are not readily available all the time in outlying neighborhoods. You could take the 22 Clark St. bus. Its slow and it could be crowded as well but it will get you there. My guess is those taking the bus are not as rowdy as the L riders.
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