In the Chicago area you can ride the train for an entire weekend for a mere $7. You can be sitting next to a struggling college student, a homeless guy that barely got the $7 together or the gentleman in the Armani top coat. The train stations are every few miles and cover many social and economic areas. There are some gorgeous condos within walking distance to the Metra stations. But everyone rides the train, no special cars for the Bloomingdale fans. You just sit back and relax no matter who you are. The city of Chicago awaits.