CTA INCREASES SERVICE ON FOUR RAIL LINES

July 11, 2003
7/11/03

The Chicago Transit Authority is making travel more convenient for its customers by providing more service on four rail lines. The enhancements take effect Sunday, July 13 on the Purple and Brown Lines; Monday, July 14 on the Blue Line; and Saturday, July 19 on the Red Line.

The frequency enhancements are as follows:

Purple Line ? Earlier Weekend ServicePurple Line trains between Linden and Howard will operate 30 minutes earlier on weekends starting Sunday, July 13. Saturday trains will depart Howard starting at 5:10 a.m. and Linden beginning at 5:28 a.m. Sunday service will depart Howard beginning at 6:05 a.m. and Linden beginning at 6:26 a.m.

Brown Line ? More Frequent Evening ServiceEvening service on the Brown Line will operate more frequently from downtown effective Sunday, July 13. Weekdays between 10:15 p.m. and 11:15 p.m. trains will operate every 7 1/2 minutes instead of every 10 minutes. Saturdays between 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. trains will operate every 7 1/2 minutes instead of every 10 minutes. Sundays between 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. trains will operate every 10 minutes instead of every 15 minutes.

Blue Line ? More Frequent Weekday ServiceWeekday service on the Blue Line will be more frequent between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. effective Monday, July 14. Trains will operate every 5 to 6 minutes instead of every 7 1/2 minutes between the O'Hare branch and downtown. Trains will operate every 10 to 12 minutes instead of every 15 minutes between the Forest Park and Cermak (Douglas) branches and downtown.

Red Line ? More Frequent Saturday ServiceSaturday service on the Red Line will be more frequent effective Saturday, July 19. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. southbound trains from Howard to 95th will operate every 6 minutes instead of every 7 1/2 minutes. From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. northbound trains from 95th to Howard will operate every 6 minutes instead of every 7 1/2 minutes.

As the nation's second largest public transit agency, the CTA provides 1.5 million rides on an average weekday and takes pride in delivering quality, affordable transit service that link people, jobs and communities.

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