After shuffling down the driveway and through the middle of the street to avoid slipping on the ice, I was greeted by this glorious sight at the Fairview Avenue Metra Station one morning this month. This was one of the early mornings moments that I was able to enjoy the Winter instead of just keeping my head down and trying to survive the day.
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After reading about how the folks at Metra - in between all of their non-stop fare increases and delays - were refurbishing some of their cars with updates like new seats and cupholders back in January , I had been wondering when I'd come across one of them. Welp, the wait is over. Last week, on one of my morning commutes on the Union Pacific West line, I boarded and climbed upstairs like I always do. Only to realize that I was in a refurbished car. Preetay, preetay, preetay nice. Or at least it is more like what you expect a train car in 2016 to actually look like. Check out the sleek blue seats: There's more, including cupholders! But, in the seats I was sitting, there weren't any cupholders. From ABC7's story in January : Most of Metra's passenger cars are feeling the wear and tear of age. A select group of them are being refurbished with a new look and a most-definite new feel. New seats are being installed on 30 Metra passenger cars, giv