Brown Line Kimball and Francisco Stations to Remain Open This Weekend

April 11, 2006

Single Track Service Will OperateBetween Kimball and Western Saturday, April 15

Brown Line Kimball and Francisco stations will remain open this weekend and CTA will implement a single track shuttle train between Kimball and Western stations from 6 a.m. to
6 p.m. Saturday, April 15. There will be no weekend bus shuttle service.

The shuttle train will operate northbound and southbound, making stops at Kimball, Francisco and Western. Regular Brown Line service will be in operation from Western station to the Loop in both directions. Customers riding Brown Line shuttle trains may board a regular service Brown Line train at Western to continue southbound. Customers continuing northbound from Western may board a northbound shuttle train. Shuttle trains will operate at 15 minute intervals from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday. After 6 p.m., Brown Line trains will resume regular operation from Kimball to the Loop; however, Kedzie and Rockwell stations remain closed.

Work scheduled for next weekend will result in the 26-hour temporary closure of both the Kimball and Francisco stations from 3:00 a.m. Sunday, April 23 until 4:00 a.m. Monday,
April 24. Bus shuttle service will be provided free of charge from Western station to Kimball station as a substitute for rail service.

On February 20, both the Kedzie and Rockwell stations closed for reconstruction and will remain closed for six months. Rail customers who normally board at the Kedzie station are asked to board either at Kimball station, adjacent to Kedzie, or Francisco station, which is located between Kedzie and Rockwell stations. Rail customers who normally board at Rockwell station are asked to board either at Francisco or Western station. Western station will remain open throughout construction.

Customers in close proximity to the Kedzie station are also served by the following four CTA bus routes: #78 Montrose, #81 Lawrence, #82 Kimball/Homan and #93 California/Dodge. Customers in close proximity to the Rockwell station are served by the following six CTA bus routes: #11 Lincoln, #49 Western, #49B North Western, #X49 Western Express, #78 Montrose and the #81 Lawrence.

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