Second phase of Metra's Ravenswood station construction plans unveiled - Chicago News Globe
Nearly three years after Metra opened its outbound Ravenswood station, the transit agency unveiled its 30-month construction plan for the station's inbound track. Metra originally announced improvements to the Ravenswood station and UP-North bridges in 2010. At the time, officials gave an anticipated completion date of 2018 for work on both sides of the track.
No, no, no don't walk. That would be super silly d2. Smart people catch the Purple line at Howard and transfer to the #250 at Davis. Both stations are covered, ADA compliant and very user friendly. CTA-Pace timetables, Bus Tracker and Train Tracker are very reliable. Consulting Google Maps for realistic travel times is about as good as getting a medical diagnosis by filling in a questionnaire on the internet.
it is my understanding the new Metra station will be located at Petersen and Ravenswood. Great for those living west side of Edgewater - not so good for those along the lakefront. Along the lakefront has fabulous public transportation to downtown - 3 buses and many train stations 2 blocks west of the lakefront. This is why we have such density along the lakefront -transportation and the lakefront - Wow~
Which is why Edgewater is the place to live, play and commute.
That's a disastrous location, traffic-wise. It's not only a much needed detour from the traffic that's travelling on Peterson where it turns into Ridge (in either direction), but just on Peterson alone that intersection is often jammed with traffic. I support whatever public transportation residents in that area need - but I wish they could have located the station on Ravenswood NORTH of Peterson - which is still not ideal, but would probably have less of an impact on traffic (or IS it planned on the north side)?
Hope they plan for enough parking spaces. Back when I lived in A'ville and worked in the Loop I got tired of having to stand on the L all the way downtown & back, so I began taking Metra (then the C&NW). When I couldn't find parking at the Rogers Park station, I'd use Ravenswood instead--but even there, legal parking was a crapshoot. When I moved up to Edgewater Glen, I began using the Red Line again--no more of the A/B station doo-dah, and at Glenwood (unlike Berwyn) one could actually find a seat.
I'd like to see the new Metra station be built somewhere between Peterson & Misericordia.
Hopefully a new Metra Edgewater station will improve things because the Thorndale area is notorious as the home of the TJO gang (Thorndale Jag Offs) which was founded in 1962 by Joe Ganci. The TJOs brutality was infamous even by urban gang standards. The facts are the facts and any improvement like a new Metra station can only help things. https://chicagoganghistory.com/gang/thorndale-jag-offs/
"your attack on Edgewater Thorndale has been noted and reported."
Hey wazzup, so why is it you feel like you can attack Rogers Park over and over and yet when someone point out the factually verifiable truth (that the Thorndale redline stop area is gang infested and statistically far less safe than most of Rogers Park) you feel like you can be the everyblock police?
A new Metra station isn't going to solve Edgewater's problems but it's a step in the right direction. Alderman Harry Osterman (48th Ward), Commander Sean Loughran of the Lincoln Police District (20th) and Commander Roberto Nieves (24th Police District) have to hold community meetings in Edgewater asking neighborhood stakeholders to help combat persisting problems like gangs, theft, burglaries and robberies. The 20th Police District covers the southern portion of Edgewater from Lawrence to Thorndale and the 24th District spans the northern half between Devon and Thorndale. Two police districts are at work full time in Edgewater. It's not a bed of roses.
Mute - The person who commented on Sandy's post used the word 'attack' - so the word was floating out there.
This is a perfect example of how aimlessly lost society is becoming - that people fixate on a word, rather than the actual thought being expressed. Maybe better to cultivate some constructive interests - rather than making a vocation out of zapping other people's comments....
SarahdonisNearly 30 years in Edgewater; love RP & A'ville
I think this is a clarification. Nan asked where the Ravenswood Station will be. The Ravenswood Station will be at Ravenswood and Lawrence, no? The Edgewater Metra Station that has been discussed would be the one at Peterson and Ravenswood. This far, Ravenswood is apparently in progress; the Edgewater Metra Station is yet just a dream.
This thread is very confuding. There IS a Metra station at Ravenswood and Lawrence. Across from.Marianos. it is open hsd benn for a long time. It is NOT the northernmost city Metra station. I believe that honor goes to the Rogers Park station.
Are you sure it's north? That would still be a mess if you're travelling south on Ridge and cutting across Peterson to continue on Ravenswood, but probably better than squeezing it in on Ravenswood south of Peterson. Either location would probably cause a traffic nightmare, especially at rush hour. Is this station a sure thing?
I dont like backed up traffic either but sometimes people seem.to forget we live in a huge city. Thats city life..we aren't in Mayberry. I get very frustrated as well but I much prefer to live in the city then the burbs.
6 Ubers waiting at the train stop for their customer - now that is convenience. Welcome to city living at its best! Gotta love it! I didn't know you could pre-call your Uber - nice to know - I thought you had to call when ready! Uber and Lyft - great lifestyle additions to city living. Uber is the reason why I only put 2500 miles a year on my car. :-)
anyone who takes a couple of minute to see what is proposed will see: an entrance North of Peterson. East of the viaduct. parking for ~15 cars, 5 disabled spots, 10 short term room for cars to drop off, turn, and exit back on to Peterson.
Just as at Rogers Park or Ravenswood Metra the vast majority of transit users will arrive on foot or by bike. Any impact on Peterson traffic will be minor, if it's even noticed, as there is already a junction with traffic signals at this location.
"Wait for till you're sitting in backed-up traffic"? I live in Edgewater precisely because I have access to public transit options, I don't want to drive everywhere.
Opposing a major public transit asset. which has the potential to replace thousands of daily car journeys to downtown or the north shore, on the basis that it could potentially add a couple of minutes to your daily commute seems a little shortsighted?
Of course you can precall. You can even schedule. They do reward customers who don't make drivers wait though, I got $20 in credits for that this month. Bit it's also pretty easy to time out so you and Uber arrive at roughly the same time.
SarahdonisNearly 30 years in Edgewater; love RP & A'ville
I’m curious how it works from their end, when/if we schedule in advance. The last 3 times I requested an Uber from my home in the Sheridan Canyon 😉, to go to Ohare, I waited 15+ minutes. The last time, I canceled and took a cab, and was charged just what Uber's App said I would pay them. I always schedule flights at non-rush hour times.
Nan..its your opinion that my Mayberry comment was uncalled for. I tried to.express empathy but IMHO many people (not directed specifically at you) do sometimes complain about things that go along with big city living
Of course it's my opinion (who else's opinion would it be)? It appeared to be directed at me - but it's okay; I should have a better sense of humor when interacting on EB. The closest I've come to Mayberry is probably growing up in Evanston.
The new Metra train station will be down in Edgewater and has nothing at all to do with Rogers Park. Is Edgewater trying to sound fancier now by calling itself Rogersedge? Please don't confuse Rogers Park with any part of Edgewater down to the south. Not even Andersonville, which is a very nice area, wants to be known as Edgewater.
What an odd comment. I guess people tend to think their neighborhood is more desirable. Rogers Park is nice, but I don't personally know anyone living in Edgewater who would rather be living in Rogers Park. And BTW, Edgewater and Andersonville have a close, happy relationship - and whatever 'boundaries' separate us are generally blurred.