Red & Purple Modernization
The Red Purple Modernization (RPM) project is part of CTA’s Red Ahead program, a comprehensive initiative for maintaining, modernizing and expanding Chicago’s most-traveled rail line. The RPM corridor stretches along the existing Red and Purple lines from north of Belmont station to the Linden station. Improvements made along this area would expand capacity, help bring the existing transit line into a state of good repair, reduce travel times, improve access to job markets and destinations, and provide improved access to people with disabilities. A number of alternatives are under consideration for the RPM project, including the comprehensive reconstruction of track, stations, and structures along the line.
For the two Modernization alternatives, a Brown Line flyover at Clark Junction (just north of Belmont) is also being considered. This flyover would reduce travel time for riders by allowing Brown Line trains to cross above the Red and Purple Line tracks.
The Wilson station is no longer part of this project. It will be reconstructed prior to RPM improvements.
Learn more about the alternatives here.
We want to keep you informed about our proposed RPM Project. Read our RPM Summer 2013 Newsletter (.pdf).
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), CTA, and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) have initiated the environmental review process for this project and will be preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).An EIS compares the positive and negative environmental effects of the various alternatives for the project.
Public and agency input is important throughout all phases of project development. This site will keep you informed about the proposed project, the planning process, and opportunities for public input and participation.
To receive notification of activity on this project or if you have questions about this project, please contact us via e-mail or mail at:
Chicago Transit Authority
Strategic Planning & Policy, 10th Floor
Attn: RPM Project
567 W. Lake Street
Chicago, IL 60680-1465