[yapc] CTA travel from O'Hare: not until 11pm

Tye McQueen tyemq at cpan.org
Wed Jun 11 21:20:30 PDT 2008

I was planning on taking the train from O'Hare when I got in Sunday evening
(based on information from the YAPC web sites) and the below links got me to
a site where I could plan my trip in more detail.

The "next" train after my 6:20pm arrival is 11pm!  I've changed my mind
based on not wanting to sit in an airport for 4.5 hours!

So if you are planning to take the train and haven't looked in detail at
that idea, you might want to do so now:

http://transitchicago.com/ has a form labeled "google trip planner" and
"O'Hare" to "3300 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL" appears to get you quite
close to the dorms.

I've added myself to
http://conferences.mongueurs.net/yn2008/wiki?node=ArrivalsByAir in hopes of
finding somebody who wants to share a cab around that time (not a lot of
entries near that time slot so far).


On Wed, Jun 11, 2008 at 7:59 PM, Elliot Shank <yapc at galumph.com> wrote:

> Those of you planning on traveling via the CTA this weekend, especially
> from O'Hare to IIT, should be aware of work being done this weekend.
>    Red Line: http://tinyurl.com/5j2nh2
>    Blue Line: http://tinyurl.com/2hhund
> There's also work on the Yellow Line, but that's far north; I highly doubt
> anyone from out of town cares about that one.
> ===
> Blue Line Temporary Service Interruption — Jefferson Park (accessible) to
> Harlem (accessible)
> 9 p.m., Friday, June 13 until 3 a.m., Monday, June 16, 2008
> Due to tie replacement to eliminate slow zones, Blue Line service will be
> temporarily interrupted between the Jefferson Park and Harlem stations.
> Shuttle buses* will operate in both directions between these stations.
> Please allow extra travel time.
> *Note: The bus shuttle is free to customers transferring from trains at
> Jefferson Park(to O'Hare) and Harlem (to Downtown).
> ===
> Red Line Subway Trains Rerouted to Loop Elevated Tracks on Weekend
> Effective the following days and times:
> 9 p.m. Friday, June 13 until 3 a.m., Monday, June 16, 2008
> Due to Red Line subway construction, Red Line trains will operate on the
> Loop elevated tracks between the Fullerton and Cermak/Chinatown stations.
> Trains will make all elevated stops from Roosevelt (accessible) to Fullerton
> in both directions.
> Note: Merchandise Mart (accessible) is exit only via stairway on Saturday
> from 12:50 a.m. to 5:10 a.m., Sunday from 12:50 a.m. until 7:10 a.m., and
> weekday mornings from 12:55 a.m. to 5:10 a.m.
> Alternate shuttle bus service will operate until 3 a.m. on Monday as
> follows:
> •Between Clark/Division and North/Clybourn
> Shuttle Stops: Clark/Division (Red Line), North/Sedgwick (accessible)
> (Brown Line) (entrance on Hudson) and North/Clybourn (Red Line).
> •Between Grand/State and Wells/Superior
> Shuttle Stops: Grand (Red Line), Chicago (accessible) (Red Line) and
> Wells/Superior (walk one-half block west to the Chicago/Franklin (Brown
> Line) station entrance on Superior)
> •Between Roosevelt/State (accessible) and Jackson/State
> Shuttle Stops: Adams/Wabash, Jackson/State (accessible), Harrison/State and
> Roosevelt/State (accessible).
> Southbound to/from Downtown: Board/exit Red Line trains at any elevated
> station along Lake or Wabash on Inner Loop track.
> Northbound to/from Downtown: Board/exit Red Line trains at any elevated
> station along Wabash or Lake on Outer Loop track.
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