CTA Recommends Brown and Red Line Customers Allow Extra Travel Time This Weekend

November 9, 2006
11/09/06

Construction work planned for this weekend will require reroutes of Brown and Red Line trains. This could cause delays in service so customers are advised to allow extra travel time. Several major construction projects are currently underway on the rail system and CTA is working to minimize the impact on customers while coordinating efforts to accommodate multiple construction crews.

CTA is currently upgrading crossover tracks and signals throughout the Clark Junction corridor, the busy location where Brown, Red and Purple Line trains converge just north of Belmont on the city's North Side. The upgrade to the 100-year-old junction will bring new signals and additional connections between tracks to allow trains to cross over to adjacent tracks.

1 a.m. Saturday, November 11 to Midnight Sunday, November 12

Brown Line Service
At Fullerton and Belmont, northbound Brown Line trains will operate on the same track as northbound Red Line trains.
Customers will board northbound Brown Line trains on the same side of the platform (west) as northbound Red Line customers.

Northbound Brown Line trains will be unable to stop at the Diversey and Wellington station platforms during these hours. Customers who wish to exit at these stations will need to travel to the Belmont station and transfer to a southbound Brown Line train.

Northbound customers who wish to board at the Diversey and Wellington stations will need to board a southbound train to Fullerton and transfer to a northbound Brown Line train.

Southbound Brown and Red Line service is not affected. Normal northbound Brown Line service will resume at midnight, Sunday, November 12.

Midnight Sunday, November 12 through Monday, November 13

Red Line Service
At Fullerton and Belmont, southbound Red Line trains will operate on the same track as southbound Brown Line trains.
Customers will board southbound Red Line trains on the same side of the platform (west) as southbound Brown Line customers.

Northbound Red and Brown Line service is not affected. Normal southbound Red Line service will resume at 4 a.m., Monday, November 13.

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