The Metra from my neighborhood to Ogilvie takes 15 minutes. The El takes an hour.
Metra, for our convenience, has hourly trains to Ogilvie today, a couple blocks from Union Station.
Except that ONE damn hour when I need it. It skips straight from 11:10 (arriving 11:25) to 1:10. My train leaves Union at 2:15. So I can either leave obscenely early, and then cool my heels for THREE HOURS at Union, or leave late and run a very real risk that any Metra delay at all will make me miss my train.
Or leave somewhat-less-obscenely early (by all of a half-hour) and spend an hour getting there. With twice as much walking (about half a mile) at the end of the trip. With a very large suitcase.
Weather is iffy enough that I may not know about travel delays until after I’ve left. It may or may not be freezing rain when I’m walking to Union; it’s supposed to sometime today, just no one knows when.
Hate you, Metra. :mad: