By Tracy Swartz, @tracyswartz
12:45 PM CDT, August 7, 2013
The accordion doors are closing. The CTA on Thursday is retiring its 2200-series cars with the folding doors that currently run on the Blue Line.
The cars, which were built in 1969 and 1970, were sometimes a source of frustration for riders with disabilities and O'Hare-bound riders with luggage.
The cars have been replaced by newer cars as the CTA upgrades its fleet with the 5000-series cars with the aisle-facing seats.
The CTA will hold a farewell event for the cars at 10:05 a.m. Thursday. An eight-car train, with 1970s advertising and decals, will depart Rosemont and run nonstop to Jefferson Park.Want more? Discuss this article and others on RedEye's Facebook page.
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