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

September 7, 2006
9/7/06

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.

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, September 9 to 2 a.m. Sunday, September 10

Red Line Service
At Belmont, northbound Red Line trains will operate on the track normally used by northbound Brown Line trains. Customers will board northbound Red Line trains on the same side of the platform (east) as northbound Brown Line customers.

From Belmont, northbound Red Line trains will continue north on Brown Line tracks where they will cross back to normal Red Line service just north of Addison station and pull back to the Addison station to serve customers.

Brown Line Service
At Belmont, northbound Brown Line trains will share the track with southbound Brown Line trains. Northbound Brown Line customers will board trains at the same location (far west platform) as southbound Brown Line customers.

Northbound Brown Line trains will be unable to stop at the Wellington and Diversey 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 to travel back to these stations.

Southbound Red and Brown Line service is not affected.

2 a.m. Sunday, September 10 to 4 a.m., Monday, September 11

Red Line Service
At Belmont, southbound Red Line trains will share the track with 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 Line service is not affected.

Brown Line service is not affected.

Normal Red and Brown Line service will resume at 4 a.m. Monday, September 11.

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