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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

How to charge your cell phone on the CTA

Posted By on 02.16.16 at 02:40 PM

Safer sources of power on CTA property are the outlets along the platforms of el stations, the covers of which are often unfastened. - CHRIS RIHA
  • Chris Riha
  • Safer sources of power on CTA property are the outlets along the platforms of el stations, the covers of which are often unfastened.

Metra commuters enjoy a number of niceties that aren't available to CTA straphangers: padded seats, onboard bathrooms, the right to savor an adult beverage during the ride.

To that list of Metra perks add the ability to legally charge cell phones and other electronic devices in stations and aboard the bi-level trains. The agency announced in December that riders can power up their gadgets for free at new charging stations in all five downtown depots, which also offer complimentary Wi-Fi. Located near ticket booths and waiting areas, the outlets have wall-style sockets as well as USB ports.

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