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More Frequent Rail Service/Increased Capacity for St. Patrick's Day

Red Line Blue Line Green Line Brown Line Orange Line Purple Line Express
Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 7:00 AM
to 6:00 PM
Impact Level:
Added Service

Full Description:
How does this affect my trip?
Red Line: Trains will operate in both directions between Howard and 95th/ Dan Ryan every 7-8 minutes from 8am to 9am, and every 5 minutes from 12 noon to 3pm.
Purple Line: Longer trains will operate in both directions between Linden and Howard, 8am to 6pm.
Blue Line: Longer trains will operate in both directions between O’Hare and Forest Park, 8am to 6pm.
Brown Line: Longer trains will operate from Kimball, 7am to 6pm.
Green Line: Longer trains will operate in both directions between Harlem/Lake and 63rd Street, 8am to 6pm. Trains from Harlem/Lake will operate every 10 minutes from 11am to 1pm. Trains from Ashland/63rd-Cottage Grove will operate every 20 minutes from to 2pm (every 10 minutes from Garfield, toward Harlem).
Orange Line: Longer trains will from Midway, 8am to 6pm.
Why is service being changed?
Added service is being provided for the convenience of customers attending the 2018 St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

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Red Line Significant Delays
Blue Line Normal Service
Brown Line Normal Service
Green Line Normal Service
Orange Line Normal Service
Purple Line Normal Service
Pink Line Normal Service
Yellow Line Normal Service


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