Belmont Station Ranks as CTA's Most Amorous

Craigslist conducted four-week study of more than 250 "missed connections"

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    Charlie Wojciechowski
    A train bound for Kimball enters the CTA's Paulina Station on the Brown Line.

    The Belmont station on the Chicago Transit Authority's Red, Brown and Purple lines is the most romantic, according to Chicago's missed connections on Craigslist.

    A missed connection is a way to get in touch for two strangers who fancy each other while in-transit. A glance or a smile may be exchanged, but the train isn't the best place to begin a conversation. More confidence in the comfort of posting online and more hope the other person will check the missed connections on Craigslist may equal a potential hookup.

    Craigslist did a four-week study of more than 250 Chicago missed connections postings and ranked stations based on a scale called the Train Romance Index Score Total (TRIST).

    The TRIST is calculated by dividing the number of missed connections that mention a CTA station or line by the number of riders a year who use that station or line. That number is multiplied by 10 to get a whole number and rounded to two decimal places.


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