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Arriving At ORD  
User currently offlineAeroAussie From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 264 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2352 times:

If I'm arriving at ORD on a Thursday night at 7:17 on an AA flight from DFW, is it reasonable to expect to be able to collect my baggage, catch the subway to the city, and be on an 8:35pm Metra train from the Madison St. Station?


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User currently offlineAirbusfanYYZ From Canada, joined Oct 2002, 1457 posts, RR: 22
Reply 1, posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2326 times:

It will be almost impossible to accomplish that unless your bag is the first one off the plane, the CTA train is waiting when you get downstairs and there isn't any snow falling.
This is from many years of experience arriving home at ORD from meetings in DFW.


User currently offlineOrdpark From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 612 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2280 times:
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If things went like clockwork, the flight came in early, you happen to be an olympic decathalon champ and the stars are all alligned in the right order, you probably still won't make it....sorry

User currently offlineDia77 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 711 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2253 times:

The blue line takes about 45 minutes to get from O'Hare to the Clark & Lake station, so it would be extremely tight as has been mentioned.

User currently offlineSkyway1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2211 times:

Just let me say...if you make it then you better buy yourself a powerball ticket along the way because you have some pretty damn good luck!


 Nuts  Nuts

User currently offlineAASilverbird From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 90 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2168 times:

I live downtown and always catch the Blue line from Clark and Lake. As Dia77 said, it's right at 45mins from ORD to the Clark and Lake station stop. Back in Dec, I was on a UA flt in from CLE and while we were on the ground at the scheduled arrival time, there was so much congestion, that we were on the ground for another 35mins before making it to the gate. So hopefully you won't run into that delay. Had you been flying into MDW, your chances may have been a little better. Less congestion on the ground and it's only an approximate 25mins to downtown on the CTA Orange line. Though a little more of a hassle getting to the train from the terminal when compared to ORD.

Not sure where you are headed to via Metra, but the trains usually run every half hr. Here's a link to their website which you may find useful http://www.metrarail.com

User currently offlineAeroAussie From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 264 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2112 times:

Thanks for all the feedback. AASilverbird, I'm headed up to Evanston. I checked the schedules, and there's a train every hour. Given that, I'll probably just take the CTA train all the way up to Davis St.
Thanks again!


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