Originally Posted by DSpivack
Do many U of C students use the El? Both stops are a bit west of Hyde Park with some of the most violent areas of Chicago in between. One of my best friends, a U of C grad student, has a bus that happens to stop right in front of her apartment and gets downtown quicker than any train line, anyway. And my aunt takes the South Shore line to work in the Loop every day.
Plenty of students take the 55 bus to Green or Red line. There are other buses that go downtown, but buses are subject to traffic in ways that trains are not.
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