A year ago, the Chicago Transit Authority unveiled its Train Tracker system, which enables riders with computers or smartphones to look up estimated arrival times on all trains.
On Monday, the CTA made it possible for those without Internet access to still be in know, unveiling the Train Tracker’s text-messaging system, reported the Chicago Tribune. Train riders will first need to use the Internet to visit the Train Tracker link at transitchicago.com to look up the code for their station. Once they have the code down, they must send a text with “ctatrain” followed by a space and the station code to 41411, according to the story.
Train tracker will respond with a list of the trains, as well as their destinations and the estimated number of minutes until they arrive. This week a second feature will be added, according to officials. Riders will be able to use Train Tracker to view their recent selections and pick their “favorite” stations for quicker access to train information.
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