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

February 15, 2007
2/15/07

Work planned for Saturday, February 17 and Sunday, February 18, will require that Red Line trains share the same track with Brown Line trains at two stations. CTA crews will be replacing signal equipment in the area between the Belmont and Fullerton stations as part of the Brown Line capacity expansion project. Customers are advised to allow extra travel time.

5 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, February 17
At the Fullerton and Belmont stations, northbound Red Line trains will share the same track with northbound Brown Line trains. Northbound Red Line customers will board on the same side of the platform (east) as northbound Brown Line customers.

Southbound Red and Brown Line service is not affected. Normal northbound Brown Line service will resume at 7 p.m. Saturday.

7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, February 18
At the Belmont and Fullerton stations, southbound Brown Line trains will share the same track with southbound Red Line trains. Southbound Brown Line customers will board on the same side of the platform (east) as southbound Red Line customers.

Northbound Brown and Red Line service is not affected.

Southbound Brown Line trains will be unable to stop at the Wellington and Diversey stations on Sunday during these hours. Southbound customers who wish to exit at these stations should travel to the Fullerton station, board a northbound Brown Line train and ride back to Wellington or Diversey.

Southbound customers who want to board at the Wellington and Diversey stations should board a northbound train and travel to the Belmont station to board a southbound Brown Line train.

Northbound service is not affected. Normal southbound Brown Line service will resume at 3 p.m. Sunday.

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