AeroAussie From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 264 posts, RR: 0 Posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2203 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?
AirbusfanYYZ From Canada, joined Oct 2002, 1444 posts, RR: 23
Reply 1, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2177 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.
AASilverbird From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 90 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2019 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
AeroAussie From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 264 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1963 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.