Field trips on metra

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Field trips on metra

Post by wilmette2008 » Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:23 pm

Last Tuesday on I was taking the 12:35 out of downtown when a School group from Kenosha that was on a field trip came on. They let them use one of the closed off cars, has any come across a school field trip using Metra before? Thanks

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Re: Field trips on metra

Post by justalurker66 » Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:39 pm

The South Shore reserves cars for school groups ... it sounds like a good idea to keep the kids with their chaperones instead of spread throughout cars with other patrons.

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Re: Field trips on metra

Post by ExCon90 » Sat Oct 26, 2019 2:22 pm

An especially good idea for the other patrons :wink:

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Re: Field trips on metra

Post by Tadman » Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:42 am

Our second grade class rode Amtrak LSL Elkhart-South Bend long ago, and they kept us in one place. There was no wandering around and it was a 30 minute ride - more time on the bus getting to/from the stations.
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Re: Field trips on metra

Post by ohioriverrailway » Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:29 pm

Back in the day, toward the end of service, there were a number of field trips on the PATrain between Pittsburgh and Versailles. I think you could have an exclusive occupancy car for something like $100.
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