Inside it's well lit and clean, and there are lots of restaurants and shops.
They even have a Garrett's Popcorn stand there. They have the best popcorn and I always buy a bag to take home with me. However, since I'm on my self-imposed "No Spend February," I took a picture, sniffed the air, and
Here are the tracks with the trains lined up side by side....
The Metra trains are double deckers. During rush hour, like it was this morning when we went into the city, it's standing room only.
You purchase your tickets at the ticket counter and then when you board the train, you place your ticket under the hooks of the seat in front of you. Then the conductor walks down the aisles and stamps them. You leave them there so he can keep track of who has already paid or not. The Metra makes frequent stops and there's a steady flow of people on and off. Believe me, those conductors know exactly who's paid and who hasn't. You can also pay for your ticket on the train, but it's more expensive that way.
Here we are pulling out of the station.
This is an apartment building right next to the tracks. Can you imagine living that close to the tracks? It's like that all the way down the line.
That's the Morton Salt company over there.
And now we're back home. That has to be one of the quickest trips I've ever made to and from Chicago.
Well, I hope you enjoyed this little tour of Chicago and the train systems. And remember, if you have to go into the city, try to take the Metra instead of driving. You'll be so glad you did.