CTA Recommends Brown Line Customers Allow Extra Travel Time This Weekend

July 19, 2006

Construction work planned for this weekend will require reroutes of southbound Brown 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.

Brown Line Service
1 a.m. Saturday, July 22 to 4 a.m. Monday, July 24 ? Brown Line trains will operate on southbound Red Line tracks at Belmont station.
At Belmont station, Brown Line customers will board and exit Brown Line shuttle trains and southbound Brown Line trains to the Loop on the east (Red Line) side of the platform instead of the west (Brown Line) side of the platform. Customers should allow extra travel time.

Customers continuing southbound on Red Line trains will board at Belmont at the normal location on the east side of the platform.

Northbound Brown and Red Line service will not be affected.

Normal Brown Line service will resume at 4 a.m. Monday,
July 24.

For additional CTA travel information, call 836-7000 (all area codes apply), or visit the agency's web site at www.transitchicago.com.

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