CTA and METRA, CHICAGO
Aerial view of Chicago, photographed in September 2010.
Copyright(c) 2010 Junhaku Miyamoto All right reserved.
Chicago is the largest city in the State of Illinois. More than 2.8 million inhabitants in the city and is the third largest and
most densely populated major city in the United States. It has a major world financial center, with the second largest
business district in the country. The city is the home of three major financial centers, the Chicago Stock Exchange,
the Chicago Board Options Exchange and Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Manufacturing, printing, publishing and food
processing also plays major roles in the economy. Several medical products and services headquarters are placed in
Chicago, including Baxter, Abbott, and healthcare service division of General Electric.
(L) A route map of the CTA and Metra, centering to the Chicago Loop. (R) Downtown Chicago view from an aircraft in May 2008.
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) handles public transportation in the city of Chicago and a few adjacent suburbs.
The CTA operates a rapid transit elevated and subway system known as the 'L' (for "elevated"), with lines designated by
colors. These rapid transit lines also serve both Midway and O'Hare Airports. The CTA's rail lines consist of the Red, Blue,
Green, Orange, Brown, Purple, Pink, and Yellow lines. Both Red and Blue lines offer 24 hour service, which makes
Chicago one of only two American cities to offer rail service every day of
the year for 24 hours around the clock.
( Source:Wikipedia )
(L) An automatic vending machine for purchase a visitor's pass in the Chicago CTA railways. A credit card is accepted.
(R) It is easy to buy a ticket. A customer just follows a number '1' Select ,'2' Insert, on the display instructions, then,
a ticket will be issued after the '3' Take the scene.
(L) After purchasing a railway ticket, a passenger goes down by an escalator to the platform of the CTA terminal.
(R) The 2-day visitor pass of CTA.
The underground railway station of O'Hare international Airport.
(L) After leaving from the airport station, a train will go up to the surface. (M) The railway track runs between an expressway.
(R) A newly constructed station on route to the Chicago Loop. A total amendment work for railway facilities was underway.
(L) A highway road sign showing the way to Chicago Loop. (R) The CTA blue line Jackson Station at the Loop in downtown Chicago.
(L) An information board in which the detour route was written during the construction period of the Red Line railway track.
(R) Railway workers removing a half decayed sleeper on the overhead rail track.
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O'Hare International Airport /Departure Smoking ban in public places in Illinois
The photographs were taken and the article was written in May 2008, unless otherwise noted,
by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D., PhD.