CTA Prepares Customers for Temporary Closure of Morse Red Line Station

June 22, 2012
Station to temporarily close next Friday, June 29 for up to six weeks
 
The Chicago Transit Authority is reminding customers who use the Morse Red Line station that at 11:59 p.m. Friday, June 29, the station will be temporarily closed for up to six weeks. During this time, crews will perform much needed capital maintenance work on the Morse stationhouse, platform, viaduct and trackbed as part of the Red North Interim Station Improvement project.
 
Customer Notification
To alert customers to the upcoming temporary station closure, CTA service alerts have been posted at rail stations along the north branch of the Red Line. In addition, flyers will be posted and distributed in the surrounding area and reminders will be sent via CTA’s Twitter and Facebook feeds and to subscribers of CTA Updates.
 
Information specialists will be available at the Morse station to answer questions and provide service information during the morning and evening rush periods next week – Monday, June 25 through Friday, June 29.
 
Alternate Service Options for Morse Customers
While the Morse station is temporarily closed, customers will be directed to use either the nearby Jarvis or Loyola stations, which are both roughly four blocks away. Customers can also board a westbound #155 Devon bus from Morse Avenue and travel to the Loyola station.
 
As an alternate to rail service, there are also several bus service options available within two-blocks east of the station along Sheridan Road (#96 Lunt, #147 Outer Drive Express, #151 Sheridan or #155 Devon) or two-blocks west on Clark (#22 Clark).
 
The Morse station is the second of seven stations on the north branch to temporarily close for up to six weeks. The first station closure was the Granville station on June 1. Work at Granville is within budget and on schedule with the station expected to re-open in mid-July.
 
This project is part of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Building a New Chicago program, which is updating infrastructure that's critical to the city -- and includes improvements that will help ensure that CTA continues to serve customers as effectively as possible.
 
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