I use the Metra more than the CTA, but if I used the El, I’d be taking the Red Line. I wonder what I’m missing (other than a much longer commute)? I guess I can check with the CTA Tattler (a neat little weblog chronicling the weirdness that is Chicago public transportation).

A work friend reports that she was heading north on the Red Line on a Saturday afternoon, when suddenly, the train stopped north of Grand, and the power was cut.

“An unauthorized person is on the tracks,” droned the conductor. “I’m sorry, I don’t know when we’ll be moving.”

Ah, I see. I’m missing a lot of pointless delays. I think I’ll stick with the Metra!