Tomorrow I embark on an epic journey. Instead of driving to Chicago, I’ll be taking the train. This is a big deal for me. I’ll be adding a ton of extra time to my commute, but I’ll be saving quite a bit of coin. I’m testing it out this week to see if it will be something I can do regularly.
Here’s what my train commute will look like tomorrow…
Amtrak to Chicago… Depart 6:10 AM
Metra to Lombard… Depart 10:40 AM
Bicycle to the Office… Depart 11:20 AM
Arrive at Office around 11:40 AM
My current car-based commute is a bit shorter. I usually leave around 8:00 AM and arrive around 10:30 AM. So my commute will go from 2.5 hours to 5.5 hours. Yikes! At least I only have to do that once a week. On the way back, the commute will actually be a lot less… more like 3.5 hours. Another positive is that I get to see if my folding bike is good enough for this kind of travel.
Here’s to hoping there are no delays tomorrow.