Blue Line Service from Jefferson Park to Cumberland Temporarily Suspended this Weekend for Slow Zone

April 23, 2008

Work to eliminate slow zones on the O'Hare branch of the Blue Line resumes this weekend.

04/23/2008

Rail service between the Jefferson Park, Harlem and Cumberland Blue Line stations will be temporarily suspended from 9 p.m. Friday, April 25 to 3 a.m. Monday, April 28 in order to replace deteriorated rail ties, tie plates and spikes.

Bus shuttles will operate as a substitute for rail service between the Jefferson Park, Harlem and Cumberland stations. Extra travel time is advisable.

The work is part of an aggressive plan to eliminate slow zones on the O'Hare branch of the Blue Line and redesign the tracks to allow trains to reach speeds above 60 mph.

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