January 22, 2004

The Chicago Transit Authority is making travel more convenient for its customers by providing additional service on three rail lines. The service enhancements take effect Sunday, January 25 on the Green Line and Monday, January 26 on the Brown and Purple Lines.

The frequency enhancements are as follows:

Green Line: Sunday service will begin operating a half hour earlier in the morning. The first trains will leave Ashland/63rd at 6:20 a.m., Harlem/Lake at 6:30 a.m., and Cottage Grove/63rd at 6:40 a.m. Trains will leave every 15 minutes from Harlem and every 30 minutes from the 63rd Street terminals.

Brown Line: Beginning Monday, January 26, Brown Line trains will run a half hour later weekdays and Saturdays between the Loop and Kimball. The last train downtown will leave Kimball at 12:10 a.m. The last train to Kimball will leave downtown at 12:40 a.m. Trains will operate every 10 to 15 minutes.

Purple Line: Also beginning Monday, Purple Line Express trains will run 25 minutes earlier in the afternoon between the Loop and Linden. The first train to downtown will leave Linden at 2:30 p.m. The first train to Linden will leave the Loop at 3:15 p.m. Trains will operate every 15 minutes.

Additionally, there will be increased Purple Line service northbound from Howard to Linden during weekday morning rush periods. From 6 a.m. until 8:30 a.m. trains will operate every 12 minutes instead of every 18 minutes.

Information on all CTA service can be found by calling 836-7000 from any local area code or on the web site at www.transitchicago.com.

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