22.7.06

IF YOU BUILD IT, THEY WILL COME. But when Ends of the Line goes to Manhattan, what "it" and "come" refer to aren't clear.
At the Metra station, built in 2005 to extend the line out from Orland Park, 16 cars sat in a parking lot built to accommodate 260. And there's room for expansion to 500 spaces. The station isn't staffed but has time locks that open 15 minutes before arrivals and stay open 15 minutes after the train leaves.
The caption to this Chicago Tribune photograph by Bob Fila explains why I'm not likely to file a Manhattan trip report any time soon.


Trains to Chicago stop at 6:02 and 6:52 a.m., with return trains stopping at 6:27 and 7:07 p.m.

Ends of the Line is next going to use the interurban time machine.

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