01/01/2014 10:42 am ET Updated Jan 23, 2014

Friendly CTA Red Line Operator Michael Powell Retires Dec. 31


"Welcome aboard, nice to see you."

"Wrigley. Cubs. All aboard. Batter up."

"Have a good day, and may the force be with you."

They're friendly and familiar phrases you've most likely heard if you've ever ridden the Red Line during commuter hours.

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