"CTA and Metra Close By" Evanston Transportation Tip by klarson
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Both the CTA 'El' train and Metra trains have several stops in Evanston.
Metra tickets can be bought at the stations. These trains go all the way to Kenosha, Wisconsin as well as downtown Chicago. The farther you go, the more you pay.
The CTA (Chicago Transit Authority) sells passcards in vending machines at all the 'El' (Elevated Train) stops. You just swipe these at the station to gain entrance to the trains. The fare is a set fare, no matter how far you go. You can also transfer to a bus or other train twice for a smaller, additional charge (I think this is automatically calculated when you swipe your card on the bus.) These cards can be recharged when they run out.