CTA receiving more complaints of dirty rail cars

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This brutal winter is making riders less tolerable of dirty rides on the CTA

The CTA has been receiving more complaints about dirty rail cars for the past month.

The CTA is blaming that on having more homeless riders who are seeking shelter.

They also say riders are tracking in more snow and salt as they board.

But the rail workers’ union says there’s not enough staff to keep the trains clean.

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4 comments

  • madashell

    Dah…..it's not the snow and salt morons , it's the stench that we have to endure. There are times when there are no homeless peolpe on board. A can of air freshner wouldn't cost that much more to the CTA than what are our fare is.And the seat cushions are pathetic.

  • Alonzo Mosely

    I found a stank moldy burrito under a seat last week. If I stared at it any longer there would have been a pile of barf next to it.

  • Filthy

    I don't have an issue with the cars as much as I do the platforms. Three weeks ago I noticed a worker standing about fifty feet away from a bench at the red line Chicago stop where someone ( i believe) urinated all over the bench and surrounding area. People began to sit and stand near the area, then the worker yelled over to them to 'not sit there, it needed to be sterilized'. Withing 30 more seconds, another group of people came close to sit and stand near the bench and the worker stared at them, looked annoyed and left. Leaving the remaining people who had heard the prior conversation to notify other to stay away. As you would guess, with the non stop flow of people, I'm sure others were sitting and tracking urine all over. A worker should have stayed at the location till a cleaning crew arrived. Just yesterday, a huge pile of vomit sat under the heating lamp at Blue line Cumberland with no sign alerting people to it or any type of cleaning crew in sight. People were accidentally stepping in it then tracking it into the trains.