Go Back  FlyerTalk Forums > Destinations > America - USA > Midwest
Reload this Page >

Total shutdown of ATS at ORD May 30

Total shutdown of ATS at ORD May 30

Old Oct 17, 2021, 5:51 am
  #136  
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 848
Originally Posted by legalalien
We'll have the train back this century? Yay!!
I usually enjoy a nice two week vacation now and then. Granted, that could shift a day or two depending on how the boss feels.
legalalien likes this.
ords is offline  
Old Oct 29, 2021, 7:46 pm
  #137  
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: ORD
Programs: UA MM, AA PPro
Posts: 1,480
Well ... things seem to be happening: https://wgntv.com/news/chicago-news/ohares-airport-train-nearing-long-awaited-reopening/

'Airport officials would not reveal the specific re-opening date but a media preview is planned for Tuesday with passenger service expected to resume “soon” after that, according to an airport spokesperson."
legalalien is offline  
Old Oct 30, 2021, 12:53 am
  #138  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
Hilton Contributor BadgeMarriott Contributor Badge
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: TOA
Programs: HH Diamond, Marriott LTPP/Platinum Premier, Hyatt Lame-ist, UA !K
Posts: 20,061
Originally Posted by legalalien
Well ... things seem to be happening: https://wgntv.com/news/chicago-news/ohares-airport-train-nearing-long-awaited-reopening/

'Airport officials would not reveal the specific re-opening date but a media preview is planned for Tuesday with passenger service expected to resume “soon” after that, according to an airport spokesperson."
"Soon" or "Soon Soon" or "later" or "fuggetaboutit"?

David
DELee is offline  
Old Oct 30, 2021, 3:09 am
  #139  
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 848
November 3 starting at 10:30am

it will run 10 hours per day 10:30-20:30 daily. Busses will run the other hours. Phased approach with it being 24/7 by February.
GUWonder, legalalien and JimInOhio like this.
ords is offline  
Old Oct 30, 2021, 5:07 am
  #140  
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: ORD
Programs: UA MM, AA PPro
Posts: 1,480
Originally Posted by ords
November 3 starting at 10:30am.
What a coincidence! I actually have a flight on November 3. Might go to the airport earlier to test the train out.
JimInOhio likes this.
legalalien is offline  
Old Nov 2, 2021, 12:39 pm
  #141  
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 2,531
https://www.flychicago.com/ohare/Ser...situpdate.aspx

Looks like buses will continue 24/7 for now, even while the ATS is running:

"To aid in the transition, shuttle bus service will continue to provide 24/7 service as an additional option for passengers to get to/from the Multi-Modal Rental Car Facility and all O'Hare departure terminals in a safe and reliable manner. "
threeoh is offline  
Old Nov 5, 2021, 5:25 am
  #142  
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 848
A few minor hiccups at the MFF with doors, but overall running as intended. Clarification on signage (rental cars) and terminal announcements are being updated.
ords is offline  
Old Nov 5, 2021, 5:52 am
  #143  
Suspended
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Watchlisted by the prejudiced, en route to purgatory
Programs: Just Say No to Fleecing and Blacklisting
Posts: 102,095
Originally Posted by threeoh
https://www.flychicago.com/ohare/Ser...situpdate.aspx

Looks like buses will continue 24/7 for now, even while the ATS is running:

"To aid in the transition, shuttle bus service will continue to provide 24/7 service as an additional option for passengers to get to/from the Multi-Modal Rental Car Facility and all O'Hare departure terminals in a safe and reliable manner. "
A good thing to keep the redundancy. The last thing needed when flights are what they are in the US nowadays: a major surprise outage of transfer service for those needing to go quickly between Terminal 1/2/3 and Terminal 5. And with T5 headed to get busier and winter on the horizon, I hope they plan to keep substantial redundancy capacity for this until after we see how the ATS holds up when the winter freezes and snows have hit hard.
cheltzel likes this.
GUWonder is offline  
Old Nov 5, 2021, 6:45 am
  #144  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: ORD
Programs: AA, UA, GE
Posts: 5,121
Originally Posted by GUWonder
A good thing to keep the redundancy. The last thing needed when flights are what they are in the US nowadays: a major surprise outage of transfer service for those needing to go quickly between Terminal 1/2/3 and Terminal 5. And with T5 headed to get busier and winter on the horizon, I hope they plan to keep substantial redundancy capacity for this until after we see how the ATS holds up when the winter freezes and snows have hit hard.
+1

I am sure they can scale back on the bus service if the new ATS works out and is robust, reliable, etc.
cheltzel is offline  
Old Nov 19, 2021, 7:47 am
  #145  
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Programs: UA MM
Posts: 4,101
Here's a YouTube link to a WGN-TV news report on the eve of the ATS reopening a couple weeks ago:

JimInOhio is offline  
Old Dec 10, 2021, 5:58 am
  #146  
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 848
ATS is now operating 12 hours a day. 10:30-22:30.
GUWonder, BCH and legalalien like this.
ords is offline  
Old Dec 11, 2021, 8:18 pm
  #147  
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: ORD
Programs: UA MM, AA PPro
Posts: 1,480
Originally Posted by ords
ATS is now operating 12 hours a day. 10:30-22:30.
During the holidays or beyond Jan 1, too?
legalalien is offline  
Old Dec 12, 2021, 5:47 am
  #148  
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Programs: UA MM
Posts: 4,101
Originally Posted by legalalien
During the holidays or beyond Jan 1, too?
This is what's posted on O'Hare's official website:

"ATS service is operating 10:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. daily. Over the coming weeks, we expect to expand the days/times of operation with the goal of returning to full-time operations in early 2022."
legalalien likes this.
JimInOhio is offline  
Old Jan 31, 2022, 9:26 pm
  #149  
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Programs: Mileage Plus Global Services 2MM
Posts: 1,199
Originally Posted by JimInOhio
This is what's posted on O'Hare's official website:

"ATS service is operating 10:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. daily. Over the coming weeks, we expect to expand the days/times of operation with the goal of returning to full-time operations in early 2022."
Any update or specificity on "early 2022"? I'm needing to go from T1 to rental car facility around 8 am and have found the bus slow and sometimes unreliable at that hour.
bluedemon211 is offline  
Old Feb 3, 2022, 5:54 am
  #150  
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 848
Originally Posted by bluedemon211
Any update or specificity on "early 2022"? I'm needing to go from T1 to rental car facility around 8 am and have found the bus slow and sometimes unreliable at that hour.
What month?
ords is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Manage Preferences - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

This site is owned, operated, and maintained by MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Designated trademarks are the property of their respective owners.