June 23rd, 2010 |
A Clever Commuter shared this message 3 minutes before METRA did.
Clever Commute [7:02 PM] – Outbound 5:45 stopped at Western Ave due to weather. Must hold here until 6:15
METRA [7:05 PM] – Inbound Trains to Chicago and Outbound Trains to Crystal Lake and Harvard Stopped
December 1st, 2009 |
A Clever Commuter relayed this messageÂ 26 minutes before Metra shared their news
Clever Commute [5:48 PM]Â - 5:45 express from Union Station delayed indefinitely due to air brake problems. Haven’t left Union Station yet
Metra [6:14 PM] – 1277 scheduled to arrive Rt 59 at 6:25pm is operating 20-30 minutes behind schedule due to earlier mechanical problems
November 13th, 2009 |
A Clever Commuter relayed this message…and Metra never said a wordÂ
Clever Commute [6:47 PM]Â - bnsf run 1250 delayed signal issues just east of Belmont
July 22nd, 2009 |
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If you want to see the value that Clever Commute adds, we encourage you to look at these examples from the last 24 hours.
Tuesday morning: a rider on Metra’s Milwaukee District North Line shared news of inbound delays.
Tuesday evening: a Purple Line commuter alerted us as follows:
Purple express South stopping at Sheridan for Elton John Billy Joel concert
Wednesday morning: activity on the BNSF
- Â 637 train out of RT 59 to Chicago is stopped due to a Naperville train stopped at Naperville station!
- BNSF Train #1230, scheduled to arrive Chicago Union Station at 7:44Â a.m., is currently stopped at Naperville due to mechanical problems…
- Â 657 out of rt 59 is delayed behind other trains
- BNSF trains are now moving
As we like to say here at Clever Commute “It’s good to know”….and once you are armed with info like this…you are better prepared for your commute.
A note on message formats: we encourage people to put thier entire message in the SUBJECT line of the e-mail. You’d be amazed at what can fit in 140 characters. (both of today’s ‘alerts’ would have made it…with room to spare).