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Video: Ride The Rails With The CTA

By Lisa White in Arts & Entertainment on Nov 12, 2014 10:00PM

We might complain a good amount about unreliable service, seemingly never ending construction and all things Ventra, but sometimes the CTA does some good, including the videos they post on their CTAConnections Youtube account.

Besides the usual transit news, you'll find some sweet vintage videos from their vault and their newest series, which they debuted yesterday, called Ride the Rails. What CTA calls "the first-ever documentation of its kind," they've created a ride along video for the length of each rail line so you can now experience the views of our fair city from a CTA rail operator's perspective.

First up is the Red Line. Each video only contains one direction, so we've got Howard to 95th/Dan Ryan below. If you'd like to make the return trip and check out the views from 95th/Dan Ryan up to Howard, click here. We expect more in the future, since they note in the intro they've created videos for each rail line.

The video is a lovely perspective of our city that most people don't see during their daily commute. We'd much rather enjoy the pseudo-jump into hyperspace rail operators get to enjoy between North/Clybourn and Clark/Division than the usual characters we run into on the Red Line. For now, we'll just enjoy the show.

[H/T Reddit Chicago]