There are phrases uttered by many CTA train conductors that has garnered a collective eye roll reflex for its would be passengers.
- There is an immediate follower.
- There is another train directly behind this one.
- Do not board the train while the doors are closing.
Now I am going to give these conductors the benefit of the doubt and assume they mean there will be another train arriving in less than a minute. More often, another train does not arrive any sooner than I would have otherwise expected. And of course there is a train directly behind the current train, we are on rails here! Now if the blues mobile is taking a shortcut on the L and a few trains had to be delayed, feel free to let us in on that.
I would recommend that this tidbit of information is no longer provided. If the CTA doomsday has come and this is the last train ever, go ahead and let us know. Otherwise, we are all aware that another train will be coming and from where.
As for the statement about the doors closing, that just sounds like a challenge.