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Added Jan 18 2018

seems like ravenswood will get their inbound station but no news on the edgewater station.

http://chicagonewsglobe.com/2018/01/17/second-phase-of-metras-ravenswood-station-construction-plans-unveiled/

    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.
    http://chicagonewsglobe.com
  • d3 NoHo

    Btw do you walk to Evanston to catch this on Dempster?

  • Live From Rogers Park

    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.

  • d3 NoHo

    You must travel once a year. You're hilarious

  • Nan

    And still no one can tell me where the actual, proposed station will be located?

  • headsup not available

    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.

  • Nan

    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)?

  • headsup not available

    According to a old DNA story it is located at Peterson and Ravenswood -the story reports

    The station is slated for construction at Ravenswood and Peterson avenues,

  • Sandy in EdgeGlen EdgeGlen since 1987

    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.

  • headsup not available

    there isn't a Red Line station at Glenwood - did you mean Thorndale?

  • Live From Rogers Park

    There are Red Line stations at Glenwood and Morse and at Lunt. The Thorndale Red Line station is in a gang infested area way south in Edgewater near Glenlake.

  • headsup not available

    @live - the poster stated she moved to Edgewater Glen - so it is safe to deduce she is not in Rogers Park - your attack on Edgewater Thorndale has been noted and reported.

  • Live From Rogers Park

    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/

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  • Rob

    "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?

  • Live From Rogers Park

    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.

  • Nan

    Have to agree with Rob. There's nothing about Sandy's post that merits an attack.

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  • Sandy in EdgeGlen EdgeGlen since 1987

    Wazzup et al, it was 3 am and I was crosseyed (and I wish painless). I meant to type "Granville." That's all, period. I rendered no opinions as to gangs, Alderpeople, police districts, etc.

  • Nan

    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....

  • headsup not available

    @sandy - thank you for the clarification

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  • i guess you havent stepped near the thorndale station in years. its mostly yuppie condos and few gang activity.
    rogers park has more of a weekly shooting than edgewater.

  • Very proud to be an Edgewater resident but Hot Dog where are the "yuppie condos" near the Thorndale El? And yes, sadly, there is still gang activity and crime around there

  • Sarahdonis Nearly 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.

  • Confusing* been*

  • Nan

    I still am not clear if the proposed Peterson/Ravenswood station would be located north or south of Peterson.....

  • I think it will be at Peterson

  • headsup not available

    north off Peterson

  • Nan

    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?

  • JMG

    If you do an image search for “Edgewater metra” you’ll find plans that place the proposed station on the East side of the tracks North of Peterson and South of Ridge.

    The station will be an enormous asset to the neighborhood. Hate to see it blocked by nimby concerns.

  • Nan

    Wait for till you're sitting in backed-up traffic before you refer to the potential traffic impact as a 'nimby concern.' It's a reasonable question.

  • 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.

  • d3 NoHo

    Six Ubers blocking a lane of traffic waiting on their person, who is still on the train

  • headsup not available

    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. :-)

  • JMG

    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?

  • d3 NoHo

    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.

  • headsup not available

    @d3 - your "of course" comment makes me feel like an idiot -i have no idea why I didn't know this - I will look on my app the next time to see how to schedule. thanks

  • Sarahdonis Nearly 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.

  • headsup not available

    @SARAHDONIS - i would call Uber and hav them credit the trip there is a cancellation fee of $ 5.00 but you should not have been charged for the whole trip

  • headsup not available

    @sarahdonis - i live in the “canyon” and find Uber arrives within 5 minutes -so perhaps you don’t need to order in advance - living i such a great transportation location

  • Nan

    JMG - I've probably lived in Edgewater longer than you - and fully support public transportation; I just didn't appreciated the poster who suggested that the questions/concerns raised were 'nimby.'

    The 'Mayberry' comment was also uncalled for.

  • 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

  • headsup not available

    @nan- lived here since 1978 - glad you are a long time resident as well - who has experienced the wonderful improvements in Edgewater and RogersEdge.

  • Rob

    Wazzup - You mean the wonderful improvements in Edgewater and Rogers Park. FTFY.

  • Nan

    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.

  • Live From Rogers Park

    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.

  • Sarahdonis Nearly 30 years in Edgewater; love RP & A'ville

    Poor dear, there is enough wonderful for all of us. You needn't compete so much.

  • Nan

    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.

  • HarleyGrrl Why YES! People actually DO live on Clark St!

    RodgersEdge I love it!

    I preordered and had a rideshare look right at me and my tiny suitcase and cancel me as I was ready to roll over to his car early one morning. Thankfully another one was nearby.

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