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

October 19, 2006
10/19/06

Construction work planned for this weekend will require reroutes of north and southbound Red and 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.

Brown Line, Saturday, October 21 ? 6 a.m. to 9 a.m.
A shuttle train will operate in both directions on what is normally the northbound track, making stops at Kedzie, Rockwell and Western.

From Western, Brown Line customers traveling northbound must board the shuttle train on the northbound platform.

At the Kedzie and Rockwell stations, Brown Line customers must board the shuttle train to the Western station on the north side of the platform.

Regular Brown Line service will operate from the Western station to the Loop in both directions. Customers riding Brown Line shuttle trains must board a regular service Brown Line train at Western to continue southbound.

Brown Line, Saturday, October 21 ? 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
A shuttle train will operate in both directions on what is normally the southbound track, making stops at Kedzie, Rockwell and Western.

From Western, Brown Line customers traveling northbound must board the shuttle train on the southbound platform.

At the Kedzie and Rockwell stations, Brown Line customers must board the shuttle train to the Western station on the south side of the platform.

Regular Brown Line service will operate from the Western station to the Loop in both directions. Customers riding Brown Line shuttle trains must board a regular service Brown Line train at Western to continue southbound.

Belmont and Fullerton Stations
1 a.m. Saturday, October 21 to 4 a.m., Monday, October 23
Red Line trains will share tracks with southbound Brown Line trains at the Belmont and Fullerton stations. Southbound Red Line customers will board on the west side of the platform where southbound Brown Line customers board.

Northbound Red and Brown Line service will not be affected. Normal Red Line service will resume at 4 a.m. Monday at Belmont and Fullerton.

Throughout the Brown Line construction project, slow zones and single track operation are periodically necessary near construction activity so, as a general rule, we advise rail customers to allow extra travel time.

Information on scheduled service impacts are provided through Customer Alerts in rail stations, on CTA buses and trains, provided to media through press releases and posted on CTA's Brown Line web site at www.ctabrownline.com, as well as CTA's web site at www.transitchicago.com.

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